"Visual arts” is a broad category of art. It does not only include drawing, painting, photography, film, and sculpture, but also ceramics, interior design, and architecture. This workshop is designed to develop participants’ understanding of visual arts as valuable resources for learning and how to integrate them into a variety of classroom activities. The focus will be on painting and photographs. We are not trying to turn students into art experts; we would like to use the richness inherent in art to promote deep thinking by our students in general. The goal is to help students develop ways of thinking such as being curious and considering ideas from multiple perspectives.