Online Art Teachers (K-12) now has 20,000+ members from over 120 countries! Watch this video from our founder, Dr. Trina Harlow about how OAT started and why it is significant to have 20,000+ members in these times:

Welcome to OATK12!

The Online Art Teachers (K-12) Facebook Group was formed on March 11, 2020 as a service project BY art teachers FOR art teachers during the uncertain times of COVID19 pandemic teaching. A dedicated team of state, national, and international art education leaders formed during emergency circumstances to guide and lead OATK12 and to ensure that art educators across the United States and world feel supported and connected during pandemic teaching. With 20,100+ members and over two million interactions, this world-wide collaboration of art educators is providing a much needed resource for teachers. OATK12 also hosts this website, virtual summer conferences, a Google Folder of resources, blog, a speakers' bureau, and other special events. OATK12 Is a true service project, with no monetary transactions. We are art teachers working collaboratively with other art teachers for the good and survival of art education during these pandemic times.

Artwork created in 2020 during the pandemic by

Holly Bess Kincaid and Jess Beach.

2021 CAMP OATK12


Please see the EVENT page for archived sessions.

To get your PD Certificate for attending Camp OATK12 , you must first complete this very short survey-be sure to watch for the certificate link on the page immediately after you submit the survey. . Click here for the survey (and certificate): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLT7dxxKwrWPGhIlZzFAEHOd6_evt-WkQDWCAOu0al_7cmTw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Dr. Trina Harlow and Bob Reeker were the recipients of the

National Art Education Association

Art Education Technology Group's

2021 Community Service Award!

This award is really for the 19.6K + members of OATK12!


Dr. Trina Harlow was the recipient of the

National Art Education Association's

2021 Gilbert A. Clark and Enid Zimmerman Leadership Advocacy Award

One of 6 national awards given each year by NAEA.