Doodles Academy ( www.doodles-academy.org ) supports teachers in providing a high-quality, integrated, authentic , and inclusive art education that helps build students' knowledge in core subject areas. Doodles does this work in a range of ways, including through high quality curricula, lessons and teaching resources. In 2020, over 1700 educators accessed our online curriculum.
We had a spreadsheet that we worked off of when we develop our curriculum. About 7 months ago we made it public, and collaborative. It has since grown, and you can view it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E_XVl7hM6DtgLsLnkxvvJTOEFHgeGWjOCuB0EUg_0c0/edit?usp=sharing.
It's amazing, but also VERY unwieldy.
We're looking for someone who can go through and categorize the different artists to make it easier to search. This will involve taking the artists on the spreadsheet, light research (e.g., looking at where they live) to create additional tags, and inputting it into a new database. We've gotten started here: https://www.notion.so/doodlesacademy/Diverse-Artist-List-bf7cdf516b8445e78d66b194dfda643c
An awareness of the visual arts would be very helpful for this task.
We will take this and make this dynamic on our website, so instead of a spreadsheet put it on as a database that can be actually searchable, with different search terms returning artist descriptions (based on the tags produced).
Our mission is to expand children's access to high-quality arts education. Our vision is that every child receives an arts education that inspires and rewards creativity, growth and problem solving.
Doodles Academy provides an online curriculum that includes video examples, lesson plans, supply lists, and links to Common Core and Visual Art standards. We make it easy for educators of all types and experience levels to bring a comprehensive and open-ended curriculum to their students.
Our projects allow room for every child to tell her own story. We provide lessons that scaffold skills and ideas, challenging students to think complexly, but chunking it down so that they don't become overwhelmed. Discussion and exploration is built into each project, encouraging students to find their own creative solutions.
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.