Arts Integration in the academic classroom.
SVMoA is excited to share our lesson plans with you on how to integrate art into your academic classroom.These lesson plans were initially created for our Classroom Enrichment program. Our program was created to extend the Sun Valley Museum of Art’s educational goals outside of The Museum through arts integration.
The Kennedy Center defines arts integration as an approach to teaching in which students demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both. Embracing art’s innate qualities as a learning and exploratory tool, the Classroom Enrichment Program and these lesson plans meet our goals through arts integration to build student confidence, increase improvisational skills, facilitate opportunities for self-expression, improve problem solving, and develop empathy.
The resources we are providing were designed to support current school curriculum and were developed in collaboration with classroom teachers.