Our educators’ resources page provides educators with information on virtual museum tours, lesson plans connected to the National Collection and museology; presentations drawn from our ArtWise programme, which takes the museum to the classroom; printable artist/artwork infographics; NAGB art activity videos; art history timelines and many more resources that are geared towards augmenting classroom learning and assisting educators in this time of virtual learning.
Antonius Roberts: Art, Ecology & Sacred Space
In collaboration with the NAGB, Marielle Barrow, PhD has created these research-based lesson plans that focus on Antonius Roberts’ multifaceted role as artist, educator, curator, and conservationist in the Bahamian art community. These lessons are geared toward high school students and will introduce them to the ideas and goals behind public art, fluid art practices, and art as activism.
In this lesson, students will explore the theory of art as activism by studying the connections between artistic and curatorial practices.
NE10: “MERCY” Teaching Resources
These teaching resources are inspired by the talented artists who are a part of this historically and culturally important tenth national exhibition titled “Mercy.” With unique art projects that explore abstraction, assemblage, photography and textile design, each teaching resource features vocabulary, prompts and interdisciplinary connections. Most importantly, these resources can serve as a presentation in your classroom to make your lessons even more dynamic.
Shapes & Abstraction
In this lesson, students will learn about geometric and organic shapes in art. They will use symmetry to create an abstract painting inspired by Kendal Hanna.
Mixed Media Assemblage
In this lesson, students will learn about the work of Lillian Blades and use found objects to create an assemblage based on their favorite place–real or imagined.
In this lesson, students will create a conceptual photographic series based on the work of Melissa Alcena.
“The Whimsical Collector” Teaching Resources
To accompany the remarkable work of Kendra Frorup in “The Whimsical Collector”, the education team is thrilled to present a collection of always-needed teaching resources. There is a resource for each grade range: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Each learning resource features vocabulary, prompts, content connections, and an exciting art project that reflects Kendra Frorup’s expansive practice. You can explore themes like memory and sustainability through collage, printmaking, and sculptural projects with your students. Most importantly, these resources can serve as a presentation in your classroom to make your lessons even more dynamic.
Activating the Senses: Texture
In this lesson, students will learn about visual and tactile texture through the exploration of material in a collage-based project.
Mixed Media Printmaking
In this lesson, students will learn about Kendra Frorup’s singular approach to printmaking. They will explore non-traditional art materials while making connections with the natural environment.
In this lesson, students will begin to think about art in more conceptual terms by creating a sculptural artwork based on a signifcant memory to them.
Drawing on inspiration from Frorup’s resourcefulness in addition to land art, students will create site-specific installations through the lens of sustainability.
The NAGB offers art lesson plans and teaching resources that will help you teach art to kids. Here you can browse through our art lesson plans for various age groups. These lesson plans help you integrate learning about works of art in your classroom and he vast majority of lessons include images and examples.
Art as Activism: Bahamian Women Artists
In this lesson, students will be acquainted with several Bahamian women artists after researching and creating digital posters celebrating these artists.
In this lesson, students will practice their perspective drawing skills to create a museum exhibition space.
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the history of Abstract Expressionism and explore its connection to music, feeling and emotion.
The overarching theme of storytelling through art will continue in this lesson. Piracy and the Eleutheran Adventurers will be touched on as well as artists’ response to the arrival of the Loyalists, slavery and emancipation.
Art Museums: What is a museum?
At the end of this lesson, students will understand the difference between art museums and art galleries. They will become familiar with the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and the National Collection through research and investigation.
In this lesson, students will become acquainted with an uncommon art career path: art restoration. This lesson also allows students to see the connection between art and science.
Our collection includes works by nationally and internationally renowned Bahamian artists. Browse below to learn more about some of our featured artists.
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Art History Timeline
Discover the story of art and global culture. Our timeline feature brief summaries of important events in the visual arts. Take a look at our Art History Timeline which briefly outlines the artists, traits, works, and events that make up major art periods and how art evolved to present day.
About the NAGB
What is the NAGB? What do we do and why do we exist? Learn about your museum in this short informational video.
Our Tea Talks series asks artists and creatives to share with us the people and things that inspire them while having their favorite cup of tea. Click the video below to view.
My Practice Is….
What is in an art career? We asked artists to share in our ongoing video series “My Practice Is…”. The series has been shining a spotlight on the act of practicing art as a career. It exists to engage and inspire the next generation of artists to continue this very important work. Click the video below to view.
Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
This short video introduces educators to Visual Training Strategies (VTS), a teaching method that improves critical thinking skills through teacher-facilitated discussions of visual images.