Developed by the Consortium for National Arts Education Associations, this Visual Arts Curriculum is designed to assist youth in developing artistic skills and talents for a lifetime of use. Focused heavily on the principle of experiential learning, this book features step-by-step guidance through art activities as well as information for art helpers, or teenage and adult artists who can assist youth in their completion of the projects. The curriculum is for middle school youth (grades 6-8 and ages 11-14), but can be adapted to suit both younger and older age groups.
Portfolio Pathways features three units for you to explore - Painting, Printing, and Graphic Design - and contains 25 step-by-step activities in total, including Painting a Self-Portrait, Plexiglas Etching, and Typography. This 76-page guide is a great introductory tool for new artists while also providing new challenges for the more experienced youth.