Teaching Art

Nancy Beal, Elementary Art
The Village Community School, NY, NY

Nancy Beal

This website was developed by the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST) at Teachers College, and can be accessed at the following URL:


(this link was valid on 8/25/06)

This website is an exhibition of Nancy Beal's teaching of art in an elementary school, a practice she has developed over thirty years. This online portfolio of images, words and videos documents one class and demonstrates Nancy's emphasis on the importance of artistic materials and the power of art to foster deeply personal connections between the artist and the world. Further resources are available for artists, teachers and parents looking to expand their knowledge of children's artistic development and "the art of teaching art" from the vantage point of this seasoned professional.