Art Notes

  • Art I TEKS

    Posted by Leigh Harrison on 8/8/2019

    Yes! Teachers have standards that determine what they teach. Texas has their own set of standards for each subject. The Art TEKS are defined for each grade level and in High School, for each level of Art class. All my lessons are based on §117.302. Art, Level I.

    Check out the Art I TEKS

    These standards are based on the National Art Education Standards.

    Check out the National Visual Arts Standards

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  • 10 Lessons The Arts Teach

    Posted by Leigh Harrison on 8/1/2019

    10 Lessons the Arts Teach

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  • Free Art Experiences in DFW

    Posted by Leigh Harrison on 8/1/2019

    In the DFW Metroplex there are a lot of places you can go for free to view art. I have listed below all of the free experiences I know of, but it may have a cost for parking. If you know of other free experiences, please email me. I will continue to update this list as I learn of new experiences.

    • The Dallas Museum of Art -- General admission is free and includes all of the museum's permanent collection. Parking is $12, but you can park and then visit the DMA, Nascher and even play or sit in Klyde Warren Park -- make a day of it!
    • Nascher Sculpture Center -- Target First Saturday offers free admission and family activities. The first Saturday of every month 10 am - 5 pm.
    • Amon Carter Museum of American Art -- General admission is always free. Parking is also free.
    • NorthPark Mall -- The Nascher family offers shoppers an art experience for free - no purchase required! My favorite is the Frank Stella gallery in front of Dillards. Download the map and enjoy!
    • Kimbell Art Museum -- The permanent collection is always free. Parking is also free. 
    • The Meadows Museum -- Complimentary admission on Thursdays after 5 p.m. Also, children under the age of 12 are admitted free. 
    • Art Galleries in Dallas -- It's always free to see art at an art gallery -- just don't look at the price! However, there are certain etiqutte standards to follow such as children behavior and dressing up in casual "Sunday Church" clothes. You can learn of new artist showings by following your favorite galleries on Instagram.
    • Texas Sculpture Garden & Hall Park Art Collection -- You can always take a trip (dawn to dusk) to Frisco and view the modern sculpture at this office park located off the Dallas tollway.
    • The Mustangs of Los Colinas -- One of the worlds iconic and amazing sculptures. Free in our own backyard of Irving TX.
    • The Crow Collection of Asian Art -- Great to view when you are at the Dallas Museum of Art and/or the Nascher Sculpture Center.
    • Dallas Contemporary -- Admission is free, but they do accept cash donations in the lobby. Parking is free but limited. Please preview the exhibitions online before visiting as some are considered mature for younger audiences.
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