During this asynchronous online, facilitated course, educators will explore the pedagogy in teaching from works of art,
learn key online and blended instructional design strategies, and master how to use a collection of
online tools that support collaboration and curation. The course readings and activities bring the
concepts of blended and online instruction to a high level, encouraging deep reflection and
conversation about creating successful learning communities, promoting student collaboration, and
enhancing instructive techniques. Educators work both individually and collaboratively throughout the
course.

During this asynchronous online, facilitated course, educators will explore the pedagogy in teaching from works of art,
learn key online and blended instructional design strategies, and master how to use a collection of
online tools that support collaboration and curation. The course readings and activities bring the
concepts of blended and online instruction to a high level, encouraging deep reflection and
conversation about creating successful learning communities, promoting student collaboration, and
enhancing instructive techniques. Educators work both individually and collaboratively throughout the
course.

During this asynchronous online, facilitated course, educators will explore the pedagogy in teaching from works of art,
learn key online and blended instructional design strategies, and master how to use a collection of
online tools that support collaboration and curation. The course readings and activities bring the
concepts of blended and online instruction to a high level, encouraging deep reflection and
conversation about creating successful learning communities, promoting student collaboration, and
enhancing instructive techniques. Educators work both individually and collaboratively throughout the
course.

In this course, you’ll explore the works of several contemporary artists working with a variety of techniques. You’ll experiment with these artists’ techniques, ideas, and concepts by creating artworks of your own, inspired by their work. These experimental art projects will help you find an idea that you’ll develop into a body of work. Get ready to play with new ideas, create, have fun, and talk with other students about the process of making art!

How is the identity of America represented in the arts? Is it a more accurate and diverse reflection than you would find in a textbook? How has the identity of America changed throughout history and how does your personal identity impact our national identity? All of these questions and more will be explored in this course as you learn how to discuss and interpret paintings from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Located in Bentonville, Arkansas, Crystal Bridges has over five centuries of American Art, from early portrayals of Native Americans to the contemporary art of today. Each of these artworks is a primary source and provides a unique perspective of American history and identity that you cannot find in a history textbook. You will learn how to discuss, interpret, and critique in this class while also learning about careers in museums. The final project will culminate in a virtual student created exhibition.