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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

Elementary School Courses

Elementary school courses developed by ICA Miami are intended for elementary school educators who wish to engage their students with artists' work, themed curricula, and art activities intended to foster visual literacy and critical thinking. Courses are designed to be incorporated into your lesson plans and include the following:
  • General description of course
  • State Standards that connect with course
  • Inquiry-based questions for open dialogue and discussion among students
  • Vocabulary terms
  • Custom art-making activities
  • Recommended readings
We recommend reviewing the curriculum guide first to adapt to your lessons. Selected courses include a presentation that can be utilized in class along with questions to engage your students in an open discussion. Artmaking instructional videos are also included, and are intended to be shown in class.


Our online learning courses help students and young learners of all skill levels build connections between core curricula and the museum's exhibitions, artists, and collection.