Beth's Teaching Resources
Philosophy of Education
The elements and principles of art and design are elements and principles for living. Teaching students about their real, implicit, and conceptual use in art helps us understand the ourselves, others, and the world. To hear more, listen to The Art of Outreach Podcast, episode 14.
Teaching Philosophy is HERE.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement is HERE.
Photo by Daniel Miegs/Nfocus
College Syllabi Samples
Syllabi are the roadmaps for courses. This packet includes syllabi for:
Drawing 1, Two-Dimensional Design, Introduction to Art, Digital Photography.
Syllabi are HERE.
Drawing by Sarah Walkup at Western Kentucky University
College Teaching Documents
Students learn in a variety of ways; some are visual and some learn by reading. These documents are samples of project documents given to students as a supplement to lectures and demonstrations.
Sample teaching documents are HERE.
K-12 Teaching Certificate
Beth's Teaching Certificate for teaching K–12 within Tennessee; adjunct licensure.
- Artist Mentor, Professional Development in Arts Education (PDAE) grant: led Arts Infusion and Visual Thinking Strategies PDs in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and the Frist Art Museum.
K-5 Infused Art Lessons
Sample lessons written with Title 1 Elementary Art Teachers within Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), in partnership with the Frist Art Museum. This activity is supported by Metro Nashville Public Schools and funded with federal funds as administered by the US Department of Education.
Sample lessons are HERE.
K-5 Stop Motion Animation Lessons
Stop Motion animation lessons written with Title 1 Elementary Art Teachers within Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), in partnership with the Frist Art Museum. This activity is supported by Metro Nashville Public Schools and funded with federal funds as administered by the US Department of Education.
High School Lessons
Sample lessons developed for students within Nashville School of The Arts' Visual Arts Conservatory. Lessons are HERE.
High School Learning Documents
Students are introduced to content via demonstrations, lectures, and practicing art skills via packets. These are sample documents, graphic organizers, and packets which support art making. Documents are HERE.
Artwork by Antinaye Kelley.
K–8 Summer Camp Lessons
Sample summer camp lessons developed and taught at Cheekwood Estates & Gardens. Art activities are inspired by their art exhibitions, art collection, architecture, and botanic gardens.
Sample lessons are HERE.
Middle School Lessons
Sample lessons developed for students at FUSION Home School Tutorial.
Lessons are HERE.
Classroom Management Plan
Everyone — from children to adults — thrives when expectations are well-defined, clear, and obtainable. Then we are able to create art and have a grand ole time!