Art classes

Selected by the Adobe for Education team

Our free art activities and projects, created by and for educators, will inspire your students, spark their imaginations, and foster a fun and creative learning environment.

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About this collection of art activities and projects

This collection was hand-selected by the Adobe Education team — they know exactly what it takes to transform a traditional classroom setting into a magical learning environment. The Adobe Education Exchange offers an abundance of unique learning materials that will empower you to plan creative virtual art classes or in-person, hands-on learning experiences. These resources are unlike any others and the incorporation of digital media and tools into your art class will encourage students to express themselves uniquely. Each resource, created by educators for educators, will spark imaginations, inspire creativity, and increase appreciation for art.

Our flexible art lesson plans can be used as is or adapted to your needs. Would you like to plan digital art classes where your students can apply ideas to their own artistic work? Or what about introducing young learners to more complex art concepts through hands-on art activities? Our resources are designed with adaptability in mind so you can modify them to your specific teaching objectives. Additionally, our art lessons are designed to meet your students’ learning goals and accelerate their art education.

Whether you need supplementary material for an upcoming lesson plan or you’re building a comprehensive art curriculum, our resources help you create amazing art classes for kids that introduce them to new art concepts. If you’re teaching higher education art classes, we offer more complex projects that reinforce previous learnings and challenge students to learn content more deeply. The Adobe Education Exchange offers digital resources that align with traditional curricula, but go beyond content knowledge by implementing an exciting new array of media, technology, platforms, and tools. This curation will equip you with the resources you need to create fine art classes that break the mold.

Plan creative and exciting art classes that spark students’ imaginations

The Adobe Education Exchange is the free learning platform and community, designed by educators for educators, to ignite creativity, digital literacy, and communication skills for all students. Plan art classes for kids that combine content knowledge with creative software tools to teach them the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. Beyond subject knowledge, young learners will begin to develop their critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. We have purposefully designed lesson plans across different art topics that incorporate unique media and technology so you can create powerful virtual art classes.

Whether you’re a seasoned Adobe user or new to our tools, each one of our resources includes tutorials and step-by-step instructions so you can easily incorporate them into an upcoming lesson plan or build out a comprehensive course. Adapt or mix and match our resources to create unforgettable digital arts classes and watch your students' appreciation for art unfold. No matter the software license or devices your students have, grant them unrestricted access to our free learning resources and start planning magical learning experiences.

Frequently asked questions

Our education team has curated a collection of exciting art resources that you can easily incorporate into an upcoming lesson plan as supplementary material or combine multiple to plan a unique curriculum. Each resource defines the necessary tools and includes tutorials and instructions so you can easily start teaching art classes. Whether you’re looking to ease into it or you want to plan an entire course unit, we offer resources that can be tailored to your needs.

All our resources include easy step-by-step instructions that explain how to incorporate digital tools for online learning. Additionally, the Adobe Education Exchange offers a professional development course that provides guidance on how to teach art virtually. Whether you’re an elementary teacher looking to inspire young learners or you're tackling more complex subjects with higher education students, we have lots of exciting resources that can be adapted for distance learning environments.

Inspire students to think outside the box and present subject knowledge through digital applications of learning. Adobe’s advanced software tools will challenge students to get creative and make your digital art classes fun. Empower young students to use digital tools, media, and technology and watch them become immersed in new art concepts.