Elementary Art: Curriculum Crafting

About the Workshop

Unlike classroom teachers, most classical school art teachers are often building their own curriculum from the ground up. This can be an invigorating and exciting prospect but also a daunting one. In this workshop we will talk about how to craft or hone your curriculum. We will cover overall scope and sequence across grades, year planning, unit planning, and individual lesson planning. There will be opportunities to brainstorm new projects and improve current ones. We’ll also spend some time on the nuts and bolts of supply ordering and the how and the why of end-of-year student-work showcases.

Meeting Date and Time: Starting January 31st, 5pm on Tuesdays

Meet Your Workshop Leaders

Sarah has taught elementary art at classical schools for twelve years. She has a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma in Visual Communications. She started her career as a graphic designer but quickly realized sitting in front of a computer screen was not for her, so she quit her job, hiked the Appalachian trail, and began teaching art at a classical school in her hometown of Dallas. She loves introducing students to the great conversation of art. She seeks to make her classroom a place where students discover the joy that can be found in the silence, stillness, and focus that comes while creating and observing beauty. Sarah is currently taking a sabbatical to spend time with friends and family and pursue her own artistic endeavors. She has recently fallen in love with pottery and can’t get enough of it.
Sarah McWhorter
Elementary Art Teacher

Workshop Syllabus


Elementary Art: Curriculum Crafting

$ 599
  • Regular Pricing Begins January 1: $679
  • SCL Member Schools receive 10% discount
  • All workshops require a minimum enrollment to make
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Please reach out to Sarah Spencer at sarah@societyforclassicallearning.org