Welcome to Visual Arts Toolkit

This collection provides K-12 teachers with high-quality teaching resources that bring the excitement of the visual arts into the classroom. You’ll find lesson plans, idea cards, glossaries, and many special features. Some of these, such as Kentuckians in the Visual Arts and the galleries associated with the programs Looking at Painting and Ellis Wilson—So Much To Paint, are directed at students as well as teachers.

Award-Winning Resources!
The Visual Arts Toolkit was named the Best Instructional Product at the National Educational Telecommunications Association 2006 Awards presentation. In addition, the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum CD-ROM and the “Purposes of Art” poster received ADDY awards from the Lexington Advertising Club.

The Boxed Toolkit
These online resources augment those included in the boxed Visual Arts Toolkit. This toolkit includes two DVDs offering 72 video segments of demonstrations and artist interviews. The artists featured represent a wide variety of cultures and work in a range of media. The Visual Arts Toolkit binder includes more than 600 pages of lesson plans, glossaries, informational resources, project instructions, and teaching tips. In the e-edition, these materials are provided as PDFs on a flash drive. The Visual Arts Toolkit also includes idea cards, a poster, and the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum, a CD-ROM featuring images of more than 200 works of art from 20 Kentucky museums. The Visual Arts Toolkit is also available as an e-edition.

E-Edition of the Visual Arts Toolkit
The KET Visual Arts Toolkit is now available as an E-edition. In this edition, the lesson plans and informational materials included in the binder in the printed edition, are provided as PDFs on a flash drive. This lowers the cost of the Visual Arts Toolkit to $75. A version with a binder and printed materials is still available for $99.

To order, call (800) 945-9167.

Contact Us!
If you have a question about the Visual Arts Toolkit or would like to make a comment, e-mail us at artstoolkit@ket.org.

Resources in this Collection


PBS LearningMedia
Idea File
Lesson Plan

Request More Information

Want more information about KET’s Multi-Arts Toolkits? Register below to receive information and updates when more arts content is available.