Art teachers can’t get enough visuals, which is evidenced by the growing community of art teachers on Pinterest.
Pinterest is a form of social media where you can catalog the things you love, but here is my favorite part of Pinterest: Photos are organized visually with a small thumbnail image. This is an art teachers dream because you can “bookmark” a website by using an image from the site as a visual. Then you can organize these thumbnail images into boards, which helps to categorize your Pins. If you would like to learn more about Pinterest check out the Tech Teach: Pinterest.
Donna Staten is the #1 Art teacher to follow on Pinterest! Her 254 boards are organized by project types, medium, you name it and Donna will probably have a board for it. Or you will get lost in one her other wonderful resourceful pins. I always get excited to try out new ideas with my art students and Pinterest is a place where I become alive with all sorts of new ideas to try.
All of Donna’s boards are all about Art, except one that I found Just Pinteresting as well! This board has lots of great Pinterest tools, which I had a great time reading about Pinequtte.
I thought it would be fun to create a board for Art Parodies to pin the great remakes out there. I decided to instead use Donna as a resource to link back to. Her seven art parodies boards are organized as Appropriations, American Gothic, Mona, Scream, Starry Night & Van Gogh, Seurat, and Whistler’s Mother. I will be sure to reference back to these boards when my students complete their artist research projects!
With 26,483 pins and counting Donna is a great Pinterest art education resource if I do say so myself. I truly appreciate all of her time and the great assortment of boards. Happy Pinning!
What ways could you use these boards as a classroom resource?
How have you used Pinterest as an art educator? Personal? For School? With students?