Visual Language Resources

Featured here is our Language of Drawing and Language of Painting programs adapted for K-12. You are welcome to download these resources and use them as you see fit.

About the Visual Language Program


Our Visual Language program is a strategic sequencing of educational visual arts exercises designed to develop visual literacy and communication skills in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Echoing the same rational sequence of skill-building exercises from our core curriculum (in use with the International Ani Art Academies project), Visual Language I, II and III seeks to develop visual literacy and communication skills that will prepare K-12 students to successfully interact and contribute to a global environment that is increasingly dependent on visual stimuli.


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Thank you for creating and sharing these. I am teaching drawing camps this summer for 12 - 14 year olds and practical, engaging, simple and fun exercises are vital. This age range seems to need variety. Expecting them to draw a model or still life for a couple of hours after a slide talk and demo doesn’t work as well as it does for adults. I’ve been feeling stumped, knowing there are ways to engage these smart, cool kids in a better way and I can already tell these exercises are going to help.

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I also want to add - thank you for making it freely available. I am so, so, so grateful!


It’s our pleasure Sarah! Please let us know if you encounter any problems or have any suggestions to improve content. We have a growing folder of updates and just need to find the time to work them in. I need more hours in the day. LOL! :smiley:

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