Engaging Learners through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom (TAB) 2nd Edition (Douglas & Jaquith, 2018)

The Open Art Room (Purtee & Sands, 2017)

Available at Davis for purchase

The Learner-Directed Classroom (Jaquith & Hathaway, 2012)

Choice Without Chaos,Interactive eBook with Videos (Bedrick, 2012)

  • Available on the iBookstore for purchase for iPads or Macs with Mavericks
  • Adapted for Kindle available for purchase at Amazon for all kindle devices including computers and smartphones with the free kindle app

Sticks: Building Ideas and Self-Confidence in the Montessori Elementary Art Room (Sesto, 2013)

  • Available at Amazon for purchase


NAEA Articles

Used with permission from the National Art Education Association

Smoke and Mirrors: Art Teacher as Magician by Nan E. Hathaway © 2013. 

When is Creativity? by Diane Jaquith © 2011.


Arts & Activities Magazine: Bi-Monthly Column and Other Articles

Used with permission of Arts and Activities Magazine. 

VISIT TO A CHOICE-BASED ART CLASSROOM by Katherine Douglas © November 2012.

WHAT IS A CENTER? by Nan E. Hathaway © January 2013.

ART HISTORY FROM THE INSIDE OUT by Nan E. Hathaway © March 2013.

THIS IS NOT ART, IT’S ENGINEERING! by Diane Jaquith © May 2013.

BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS IN THE CHOICE STUDIO by Katherine Douglas © October 2013

FORUM, Thoughts to Share: Boost Creativity and Innovation by Nan E. Hathaway © November 2013. 

THE HOME-SCHOOL CONNECTION by Julie Toole © December 2013

A QUESTION OF CLAY by Nan Hathaway © February 2014 

Talking with Your Administrator About Choice-Based Art by Julie Toole © September 2014

The Five Minute Demo by Anne Bedrick © November 2014

Assessing in a Choice-Based Classroom by Dale Zalmstra © January 2015

When the Cupboard is Bare by Katherine Douglas © April 2015

The Attachment Test by Diane Jaquith © May 2015

the-continuum-of-choice-by-diane-jaquith © November 2015

I’m Interested in Making Artists by Ian Sands © March 2016

Art for All by MK Monley © November 2016

Artistic Behaviors of a Teacher by Tiffany Erie © January 2017

Let the Student Be the Artist by Ian Sands © March 2017

Art History in the TAB Classroom by Linda M. Papanicolaou © May 2017

Art Games Around the Room by Cynthia Gaub © September 2017

The Box by Jessica Kitzman © November 2017

Artist Statements for Assessment and Student Growth by Linda M. Papanicolaou © January 2018

Studio Habits for Littles by Catherine Kate Nesmith and Holly Bess Kincaid © March 2018

Articles in Other Publications

                      Used with permission

Where’s the Revolution? Nan Hathaway & Diane Jaquith, Phi Delta Kappan Magazine, March, 2014

The Choice Studio by Katherine Douglas and Julie Toole, SchoolArts Magazine, March 2015

Group Forums

TAB-ChoiceArtEd Yahoo Group

This vibrant, online art education listserv provides an active Internet community created by the TAB professional organization. Register at this site to share messages, read archived posts, view photos and lesson plans.

Teaching for Artistic Behavior on Facebook

This Facebook page contains frequent updates on TAB activities and quotes from leading authors, researchers, and educators about learner-directed curriculum.


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