Exhibitions and displays From lapis lazuli to cobalt blue, to dazzling gold and silver – travel through the story of colour with the National Gallery. ‘Making Colour’, the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, invites you on an artistic and scientific voyage of discovery. From sparkling minerals to crushed insects, learn about the surprising materials used to create pigments and the incredible journeys made by artists in their pursuit of new hues. Span hundreds of years from the early Renaissance to the Impressionist movement as you take in displays of paintings, mineral specimens, textiles, ceramics and glass.
The Alphabet of Art The Robert J. McKnight Memorial Web Site Welcome to the Alphabet of Art. This site explains, in simple terms, the elements of visual design. Once you understand the Alphabet, you'll be able to "read" pictures and other works of visual art and understand why they work the way they do. The Alphabet of Art was developed by the late Robert J. A Building That Resembles What It Stores: Salt for New York City’s Roads Photo Imagine a coarse chunk of gray salt 69 feet high. The $20 million Spring Street Salt Shed, nearing completion on the Manhattan waterfront, has drawn curious stares from drivers along West Street and from pedestrians and bicyclists in Hudson River Park. Folded, creased, dimpled and chamfered, its windowless, enigmatic facade is like a monumental work of origami.
Free Art Teaching Resources This page contains some useful resources and links to help teachers in their art teaching. You will basically be directed to websites where you can find art materials, videos, printables, worksheets, activities, games, and many other teaching ideas that are art informed. 1- Songs for Teaching Be More Creative: 7 Things to Learn From Leonardo da Vinci I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that since his death, the world has never really had another Leonardo da Vinci. While his name might conjure up images of famous works of art such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, or The Vitruvian Man, he was much more than an artist. In fact, he was an architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, expert in anatomy, geologist, mapmaker, and botanist. In short, he was a genius.
Pop Art Poster: Become a pop icon! First time here? Welcome! We have a lot of fun stuff to play with like ourMotivational Poster maker, Magazine Cover maker, Pop Art poster, and much more! Play as much as you like—everything is free. Practical Pages Welcome! These pages are free! You may download them for your own personal use, but if you would like to share the files, I humbly ask that you please link back to my blog. Enjoy!Blessings, Nadene Charlotte Mason taught art appreciation in this way ~
Arts in the PYP How arts practices are changing Structured, purposeful inquiry is the main approach to teaching and learning arts in the PYP. However, it is recognized that many educational innovations (or, more accurately, educational reworkings) suffer from the advocacy of a narrow, exclusive approach. The PYP represents an approach to teaching that is broad and inclusive in that it provides a context within which a wide variety of teaching strategies and styles can be accommodated, provided that they are driven by a spirit of inquiry and a clear sense of purpose.
Sculpture Techniques Bronze casting Patinated bronze plaque, Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Giuseppe Piamontini, about 1700-10. Museum no. A.32-1959, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul January 9th, 2011 Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." It's no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to deal with stress, trauma and unhappiness – or to just find greater peace and meaning in their lives.
The bright red work of art (and 40 others) now protected Image copyright Historic England They were designed to bring public spaces back to life after World War Two - it was art for everyone. Now dozens of post-war sculptures are being given listed status. The bright red welded steel structure above - at Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire - appears to defy gravity and the rules of balance. It was created in 1970 by Bernard Schottlander.
Zentangle: Meditation Through Pattern-Drawing by Maria Popova If greater creativity and more mental balance are among your new year’s resolutions, look no further than Zentangle — a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making, created by artist duo Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page as you enter an immersive state of flow. Totally Tangled offers a fantastic introduction to the relaxing and beautiful practice through step-by-step instructions and over 100 original tangles. We’re particularly taken with Zentagle because its basic principle — building on simple shapes and combining different patterns into complex creativity — is such a beautiful visual metaphor for our core philosophy of combinatorial creativity.
Henri Matisse: drawing with scissors At the start of the second world war, Henri Matisse found himself, for the first time in his life, confronted by an empty studio. He had lived and slept with his work ever since his beginnings as a poor art student, flitting from one rented attic to the next, carrying nothing but his canvases with him. But in his 70th year a bitter separation dispute with his wife meant that by late summer 1939 everything on his studio walls had been taken down, crated and stored in bank cellars for lawyers to fight over.
Visual Arts in the PYP: learner profile The Learner Profile permeates everything we do at a PYP school. Above are some posters hanging around the art room and below is a big hallway display I did for the beginning of the school year. Each flower pot has a Learner Profile attribute written on the front.