An artist will combine some or all of the Elements of Art (line, shape, form, space, texture, value, color) to create a painting, drawing, or sculpture. Having an Elements of Art Scavenger Hunt in a Painting is a fun way to teach these concepts. When you teach the Elements of Art, you give your students a common vocabulary with which to talk about art. The same vocabulary … [Read more...]
Art Speak 101
Tempera paint, colored pencils and markers are examples of art "media".Do you ever feel confused (or maybe even intimidated?) by some of the lingo used in the Art world?? We do have some terms that are specific to our industry and could be unfamiliar to someone without a background in Art. I'll try to offer some insight on some of these lesser known terms that you may run … [Read more...]
Help for those Hard to Pronounce Names!
"The Virgin and Child with Saints" by TitianHave you ever taught a lesson on one of those famous artists of the past, and felt unsure of exactly how to pronounce his name? I know I have....after all, many of those artists lived hundreds of years ago in countries that speak languages other than our own. Well, help is here, thanks to the miracle of modern technology. Now when … [Read more...]