Educator Resources

Educator Packets

View or download PDF files of educator packets to get the most from your tour. Find a list of ELA Standards a KIA tour addresses here. (PDF)

Museum Manners & Chaperone Guidelines for School Groups

Prepare for your visit by reviewing this handout (PDF) with students and chaperones.

How to Plan an Engaging Art Museum Visit

Find great information for anyone visiting with young children! (PDF)

ArtSmartEducator Email Newsletter

Sign up to receive our monthly educator email newsletter here.

Exhibitions of Student Art

Young Artists of Kalamazoo County celebrates K-8 art programs in Kalamazoo County schools. Kalamazoo County art teachers or administrators should email or call (269) 349-7775 ext. 3162 contact for details on how to participate.

High School Area Show is an annual juried competition for high school artists in a 9-county area of southwest Michigan offering cash and scholarship awards. Check here for information on this year's exhibition.

KIA Meader Fine Art Library

Find books, videos, DVDs, ArtStor's million+ image database, teacher resources and more at the KIA Art Library.

Children's Books About Art Museums

Read a fun book to set the stage for your visit to the art museum.

High School Portfolio Day

Juniors and seniors meet with admissions officers from Midwest art schools, colleges, and universities. Students must register through their art teacher. An annual October event. Email us for information.

Art School Classes and Scholarships

Check here for information on classes and scholarships for children, teens, and adults.

Special Programs

KIA staff can design professional development sessions for your staff. Email us to discuss your needs and interests.

Useful Links for Art Educators

KIA Art Library Research Tools and Resources Lots of great resources including access to ARTstor Image Database!

Kalamazoo RESA Education for the Arts Programs and resources for Kalamazoo County Schools.

ArtsConnectEd Outstanding Art Education Site

BUBL LINK Catalog of Internet Resources

Getty Museum Resources for Educators

Smarthistory Multi-media Web-book Short videos on art history topics

Design Training Art Education Resources

Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History