This Critical Toolkit was created in response to the class Contemporary Art and Critical Pedagogy: Issues in Identity, Race, and Multiculturalism instructed by Dipti Desai and Jessica Hamlin, through New York University's Art + Education program. Much of the work presented on this blog is taken from class discussions, slideshows, and activities. Other information presented here is derived from various scholarly articles, online resources, and practicing contemporary artists. All of this information provides light on instructing a critical multicultural classroom, through theories of identity, class, gender, sexuality, and deconstructing race and racism. Most information primarily provides support for instructing K-12 art classrooms.
Each section provides documentation of the learned principles in this class, and is organized to be accessible for future teaching opportunities of myself, or used as a resource for other practicing teachers. The sections are as follows: Class Resources, Written Resources, Artists and Artworks, Teaching Strategies, Links, and Quotes. Through this categorization, I am able to easily access resources in the medium of my choice. When writing a lesson plan, I enjoy having resources where I can pull specific components, like contemporary artworks, videos, content and teaching strategies. Ideally, these categories will enhance all further lesson plans with critical multicultural methods and ideas.