For our Art Literacy Coordinators and Volunteers...

Would you like to learn more about art, artists, and cultures?

The Art Smart Notebook in each Artist Box is full of information about...


The Time Lines of Art History

Art and Culture Time Lines

Overview of Artistic Periods

Art Through the Ages

Art Literacy Artists


For example, in the Time Lines of Art History section, art from the Stone Age to Estruscan Art to the Impressionists to Modern Art is shown chronologically, along with graphics, so one can easily learn about art around the world from 10,000 BC to the present time.

In the Art and Culture Time Line, learn about visual art and architecture, government, culture, science, music and world events from 5,000 BC to the present time. 

In the Overview of Artistic Periods, we discuss Western and Greek art, the Byzantine Empire, the Romanesque period, Gothic Art, Italian Renaissance Art and Baroque Art, among others. 

All of the Beaverton School District Art Literacy artists are listed, with brief explanations of who they were/are.

The Elements of Design - line, shape, form, value, texture, space and color - are discussed at length in the Art Smart Notebook, which is information that you will need for your volunteer training sessions. 

The Principles of Design - balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern and unity - are also discussed and explained. 

Ever wonder what a particular art term means? For example 'abstract' or 'cartouche' or 'linear perspective' or 'Louis XIV style'?  The explanations are in the glossary of the Art Smart Notebook.

We hope all our coordinators will take some time to look through the information! It's very interesting and so helpful for you to know as you can pass on this knowledge to your volunteers, and your volunteers can pass it on to the students. (Plus, it's just plain fun to learn more about art.)  

Take a look, learn a lot, love art even more. 

A huge THANK YOU to our volunteer coordinators and our volunteers for teaching Art Literacy. We truly appreciate all the work you do and the time you spend to bring art to our students.