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32 YouTube Channels for Art Teachers

The selection I have brought you today features some of the best YouTube channels for Art teachers. These resources include videos, animations, discussions, lectures, documentaries, short fils, artists' biographies... and many other materials all related to the field of Art. Have a look and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy


1- British Film Institute National Archive: Here you will find hundreds of free films as well as expert commentary and interviews. Home to the world’s largest and most diverse film and TV archive.

2- Walker Art Center:
 Explore arts of all kinds via walkthroughs and interviews with some of the world’s most creative minds.
Founded in 1972, Artists Space has successfully contributed to the changing institutional and economic landscape of contemporary art in New York City for more than three decades. The Artists Space channel promotes lively discussion and experimentation among contemporary artists working in the visual arts, video and electronic media, performance, architecture and design. A great teaching resource for college art professors, and a great networking resource for young professionals.

4- Cinetic:
 Cinetic, an affiliate of Film Buff, brings audiences the latest, greatest and classic festival favorites from around the globe. From award-winners by veteran filmmakers to up-and-coming talent telling new stories, Cinetic prides itself on being at the forefront of quality indie film in the digital space.

5- NFB
The National Film Board of Canada hosts short documentaries, animations, alternative dramas, and other films. Its collection of over 13,000 award-winning films can be accessed at NFB.ca.
A fascinating collection of videos that put art in motion, exploring Baroque Art, Women and Men in Film, Faces of Fashion, Spiral Abstracts, and more.

7- SpokenVerse
Considered by Roger Ebert to be one of the richest resources on YouTube, SpokenVerse offers over 400 readings of great poems in English, from William Shakespeare to Charles Bukowski.

8- Sundance
Provides video clips from original series and films airing on the Sundance Channel.
Provided by YouTube itself, this collection presents high quality, independent films to web users and promises to roll out four new films every two weeks.
 Some of the greatest cinematic works of art ever shot for the appreciation and inspiration of future generations.
Use this channel to introduce students to the hottest and most influential modern and contemporary artists the world has to offer.
Learn all about preservation, art history, techniques and more thanks to one of the world’s most prestigious museums. Take a tour without taking a tour.
Another Smithsonian offering, this time emphasizing the history of design, its role in society and any current trends.
One of the most popular YouTube channels delivers some of the most stunning and dramatic dance pieces available online.
 Expose students to world music they may not otherwise know about, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways devoted recordings and videos.
The men and women of Beliefnet.com discuss spiritual matters from a comparative perspective, meaning atheists and agnostics are just as welcome to participate as individuals of faith. Videos also touch upon mental health and political topics as well.

17- BookTV:
 CSPAN peers into the latest nonfiction releases and supplements reviews and summaries with relevant interviews, discussions, and other materials.
Watch some of Vancouver’s best slam poets as they share their writing and performing talents with the world at large.
The event itself may only come once a year, but the channel offers 24/7 lessons on Shakespearean plays and performances.

20- Michelle Phan
A good resource for teachers and students in the Beauty trade.

21- Craft:
 Projects, techniques, and creations to spark ideas for lesson plans and assignments. Nearly 36,000 subscribers.
A terrific resource for those interested in the performing arts.
Full operas may not be available on this channel, but the interviews do provide some excellent supplementary materials.

24- Longtimers
The Life in the Arts Series, specifically tailored to meet the California State Art Curriculum Framework statutes, covers almost every facet of human creativity and expression.
A channel dedicated to exposing the nature of spoken and written words.

26- The CIA
A very useful channel for those interested in the culinary arts.
Here you will find some of the best strategies to help students hone their writing skills.
 Hewlett-Packard’s take on digital trends and experimentation in the arts.
Share the latest in film, television, and multimedia with your production students.
Even those living outside of DC can still benefit from this organization’s efforts to promote the arts and humanities in a math and science-oriented world.
A great tool for drama teachers interested in illustrating the art of stagecraft.
Lectures and collections are available for browsing.