Thank you for your feedback! Since launching our blog post about the upcoming Core Knowledge Sequence update, we have received hundreds of comments from stakeholders across the country and around the world.

This review will be an iterative process, consisting not only of multiple opportunities for the Core Knowledge community to share thoughts and insight, but also time for subject matter experts to weigh in.

Along those lines, we are pleased to share some of the recommended updates to the Visual Arts portion of the Sequence proposed by our subject matter expert, Tempest NueCollins.

You can access the suggested changes by using this link.  You are welcome to review all or grade-level specific content.  We will collect feedback throughout the month of July.  This survey will close on July 31, 2020.

About Tempest NeuCollins, Doodles Academy

Doodles Academy LogoDoodles Academy works with schools and organizations to provide engaging, accessible, and high-quality art curricula that connect to other subject areas. At the core is a series of free art lessons that includes support for teachers of all backgrounds to integrate into their curriculum. The lessons are freely available on their website, here.

Doodles Academy’s work with The Core Knowledge Foundation was led by Tempest NeuCollins, the founder of Doodles Academy. Tempest NeuCollins received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has worked as both a teaching artist and a K-5 art teacher.

5 comments on “Updating the Core Knowledge Sequence: Visual Arts”

  1. 1
    Debbie Quarles on July 3, 2020

    My co-teachers are looking at CKLA grades K-5, which has been approved by Arkansas. I teach grade 6. I’m looking for samples of that curriculum hoping it will also be approved. I would l love to see a sample of that curriculum.

    1. 2
      Jamie Talbot on July 7, 2020

      Thank you for your interest in Core Knowledge Language Arts! Please give us a call at (434) 977-7550 or (800) 238-3233 toll-free to speak with someone about our ongoing work to expand CKLA to include more units and additional grade levels. Our Schools Support Team loves to discuss the curriculum with teachers and leaders who want to bring knowledge-based schooling to their classrooms.

  2. 3
    Cathy Tebo on July 3, 2020

    There was no link to Doodles Academy resources.

    1. 4
      Jamie Talbot on July 5, 2020

      Thank you for letting us know that you could not find the link. The Doodles Academy hyperlink is linked above in the text, and can also be found directly at

      You may use the [Access the Curriculum] link on that website to find free lessons and projects by simply submitting your email address. Enjoy!

  3. 5
    Jessica on July 13, 2020

    There aren’t enough art suggestions for fourth grade.

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