Curriculum Project

IMG 9345 copy
Robert Preusser
Receding Transit
Oil on board 
32" x 20"
Collection of George and Beverly Palmer

CASETA Early Texas Art Curriculum

In 2004 – 2005 with a grant from the Texas Education Agency, CASETA collaborated with the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) at the University of North Texas to design and develop instructional materials on early Texas art for teachers in the elementary and middle school environment.  Using work by early Texas artists the NTIEVA team designed three prototype units. 

They can be accessed here:

A unit on exploring early Texas was developed by Heather White, a graduate student at the University of North Texas.  It can be accessed here: 

Collections and Collecting: Exploring Early Texas Art

Curriculum resources on Hispanic Art in Texas are also available on the NTIEVA website.  They can be accessed here: 

Hispanic Art in Texas 1737 - 1836

Hispanic Art in Texas 1840 - 1960

Hispanic Art in Texas Teacher Resource 1

Hispanic Art in Texas Teacher Resource 2 


The objectives of all of these instructional units and resources are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and incorporate extensive examples of Texas art to teach these objectives.
The units and the resources include teacher and student materials.