Arts & Crafts Resources


Krylon® Clear Choice Art Scholarship

Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship

Supporting the Fine Arts. Believing in You.
Do you think you have what it takes to be one of the next Krylon® Clear Choice Art Scholarship winners? Click here to learn more about the Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship and obtain a copy of the 2018 application form.

Paint Care Tips

Paint Care Tips

At Nasco, we share a passion for learning and a desire to create answers to the questions that face today’s educators. Download these informative paint care tips to learn how to care for your paint.

Paint Care Tips PDF »

Teacher In-Service and Professional Development Workshops

AMACO Workshops

Check out the AMACO® Workshops and Special Events! »

Education Program

Stick Together®

Help us “Stick Together®” against bullying. Get some tips and resources to help.

Duck Tape® — StickTogether® »

Teaching Art with KEVA® Planks

Teaching Art with KEVA® Planks

Build A Mind! KEVA planks are a sculpture medium that uses only one simple building unit yet allows an infinite number of construction possibilities. KEVA planks provide a genuine sculpture experience with minimal mess, very quick cleanup and universal appeal for all skill levels and all ages. No glue is used, just creative stacking methods.

Teaching Art with KEVA Planks Lesson Plan PDF »


Youth Art Month

Nasco is proud to support The Council for Art Education. CFAE encourages support for quality K–12 school art programs, promotes art material safety and sponsors Youth Art Month. This annual observance each March emphasizes the value of art education for all children. Youth Art Month links more than 800,000 K–12 students and over 200 art educators all across America. Student exhibitions, public artworks, art festivals, and school events raise awareness and support of the visual arts. »

National Art Education Association

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading professional membership organization established exclusively for visual arts educators. The mission of the National Art Education Association is to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. »

Be Connected!
In this increasingly global, visual age, it is important to be connected to the latest developments in visual arts education. As an NAEA member, YOU ARE CONNECTED! You are part of the only national, professional organization established exclusively for visual arts educators.

Join NAEA today! »

Nasco encourages teachers to become a member of NAEA along with your state organization. Get more information on state associations.

SchoolArts Magazine

SchoolArts Magazine
Written by art educators for art educators! SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts.

Request a Sample Issue of SchoolArts Magazine »

Funding Tools

Nasco knows that it is tough to get everything you need on a tight budget. Here are a few solutions to help you solve this problem and expand your art program.


Here’s how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.

Then, donors can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, the vendors deliver the materials to the school.

Donors get photos of the project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If a donor gives over $100, they also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
Free School Supply Program — Earn free school supplies for your school with Prang Power by saving and submitting UPC codes from Prang, Dixon, Ticonderoga, or Lyra branded products.

Service Clubs

Service clubs are often willing to sponsor a project. When you show how the students interact with the community and give the local business an opportunity to participate it is a partnership that benefits everyone.


Check out your schools PTO or PTA to see if they are willing for you to present a project to be funded. Parents like to know that the organization’s money is going to benefit the students, the school, and the community.

Fundraiser Ideas
Have a fundraiser of your own. Here are a few products Nasco carries to help you.

Bottle Caps Magnet Kit9733545
Students can create mini pieces of art in a bottle cap, put a magnet on the back and sell or auction them as refrigerator magnets.

Bowls for a Cause9730185
Students create a ceramic bowl and auction them off or sell directly. The kit includes 24 rice bowl bisques; 24 Stroke & Coat® glaze colors, an assortment of 72 ceramic brushes, and a project sheet with fund-raising ideas.

Mini Art Auction — Mini Canvases - 9726133, Mini Easels - 9741065
Have students and teachers paint a mini canvas. Create a space for the “art gallery” and then have an evening where the art is auctioned off.

Fundraising Companies