Tag archive for art history

Eleven Art Education Resources for the Classroom

In honor of the start of 2011, here are eleven art education resources for the classroom: Art Through Time: A Global View is a thirteen-part series from Annenberg Media that takes a thematic approach to art history and appreciation. Each program focuses on a particular…

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Web Sightings for October 2010

I’m pleased to start this monthly installment of Web Sightings out with the following animated short by Andy Sykes that received the Best Short Short award at the Bradford Animation Festival in 2009. It’s for those of us who were made to sit at the…

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Back to School Links

iboy_daniel, CC Attribution License Summer is winding down, and preparations for the start of a new school year are occurring all over the U.S. right now. To mark the occasion, here are a dozen or so links for both experienced art teachers and those starting…

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Web Sightings for May 2010

Let’s start this month’s collection of websites with The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum‘s new online database that contains images of the artist’s work, photographs, and correspondence from the museum’s collection and research center archive. In addition to browsing or searching the database, you can also save…

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Web Sightings for April 2010

Lego Explorer photo by kennymatic, CC Attribution License To start off this month’s selection of Web sightings, here is a rather remarkable TED talk by child prodigy Adora Svitak who says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. A nice…

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ARTstor ~ The Digital Image Motherlode

I attended a training session today for Artstor, which can best be described as the digital image motherlode! In more formal terms, ARTstor is “a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite…

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Web Sightings for March 2010

Lego Explorer photo by kennymatic, CC Attribution License Let’s start this month’s installment of Web Sightings out with an amusing music video for the song “70 Million” by the Franco-American band Hold Your Horses! How many of the reconstructed famous paintings or artists represented in…

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Web Sightings for November 2009

The start of November blew right by me! It’s time for another monthly installment of Web Sightings. Check out Alice Pfeiffer’s Special Report for the New York Times titled At Last, Artists Harness the Internet in which she examines the work of selected artists who…

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Web Sightings for September 2009

Here are sites to see for the month of September: 1. Show your students how advertisers and product designers sometimes borrow ideas from art history with these examples from Smashing Magazine. 2. Two great advocacy statements for the arts and arts education surfaced on the…

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Exploring Point of View

Photo by Burning Image. CC Attribution License Of all the concepts or topics that we might teach about in the art classroom, “point of view” has always been a favorite of mine. In a world becoming splintered by opposing cultural, political, and religious points of…

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