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NGAkids CD ROMs Eight new NGAkids CD-ROMs are available through the Gallery's LEARNING RESOURCES portal. If you are having compatibility issues or if you prefer using our art activities offline, we invite you to register and borrow these free CDs. The set includes some of our most popular interactive programs, including Brushster, Dutch House, Faces and Places, Jungle, Photo Op, Sea-Saws, and Still Life. To install all of them at once, order the NGAkids Art Zone "combo" disc. What's Happening? Download the calendar (PDF, 267k) or visit the Family Activities page on our Web site for more information about upcoming programs. Parents and teachers may wish to sign up for the mailing list or consult the Gallery's online Calendar of Events. For up-to-date information on the current month’s films, please call the Children’s Film Program information line at (202) 789-3030 or read this list of scheduled Children's Film. Here is an up-to-date list of Current Exhibitions. Searching for something?

New York Guggenheim Go New York On View Now Kiki Smith, ‘Sojourn’ at the Brooklyn Museum « 243 Conklin Women & Gender Messenger III, 2007 Currently on exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in the Sackler Center for Feminist Art is an installation by German-born (but New Jersey raised), feminist artist Kiki Smith entitled Sojourn. Ms. Smith’s installation is a collection of sculpture, mixed-media pieces, collage, photography, and drawing that are a meditation on the cycle of life and creative inspiration for female artists.

Design Museum Design Library Discover more about the designers, architects and technologies featured at the Design Museum in Design Library our online research archive of modern and contemporary design. James Paterson Brave "Change your fate." —Tagline Brave is Pixar Animation Studios' thirteenth animated feature film. Design for Chinese New Year: 20+ Images, Brushes, Wallpapers and Fonts In another week or two, 1.3 billion from China and 40 million Chinese around the globe will be celebrating Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year), the year of Ox. For designers who are working on designs and promotional campaigns for this festive season, we figured you could use more resources. Here’s 20+ Images, Brushes, Wallpapers and Fonts to Design for Chinese New Year. Full list after jump. Edward Hopper: The Watercolors National Museum of American Art Washington, D.C. Edward Hopper: The Watercolors October 22, 1999­January 3, 2000

50 Great Photographers You Should Know (with portfolios) Lots of wonderful things happen around us all the time; being able to see is easy, but being able to capture that very moment is probably the hardest part. A good photo comprise of many things, not only you must hit the shutter at the right time and moment, the perspective, composition and color coordination plays a big role too. Being a good photographer is not easy, let alone getting to that professional level. This weekend, we want you introduce you some of the greatest photographers around the globe and their awesome portfolios. We hope you’ll be able to get some sort of inspiration from their work. In no particular order, here’s 50 Great Photographers You Should Know.

Brief History of Watercolor Painting Watercolor also spelled WATERCOLOUR, pigment ground in gum, usually gum arabic, and applied with brush and water to a painting surface, usually paper; the term also denotes a work of art executed in this medium. The pigment is ordinarily transparent but can be made opaque by mixing with a whiting and in this form is known as body colour, or gouache; it can also be mixed with casein, a phosphoprotein of milk. Watercolor compares in range and variety with any other painting method. Transparent watercolor allows for a freshness and luminosity in its washes and for a deft calligraphic brushwork that makes it a most alluring medium. There is one basic difference between transparent watercolour and all other heavy painting mediums--its transparency. The oil painter can paint one opaque colour over another until he has achieved his desired result.

Watercolor History: Colormen and Cavemen History of the Watercolor Industry Origins and Original Recipes "Rubbing-up" some sumi-e color sticks. English history of the medium.html Water-based pigments were used in prehistoric cave paintings, and in many Egyptian wall and funerary paintings. Centuries ago the Chinese painted on silk with water based inks and dyes. In the Western use of the medium, watercolour evolved from manuscript illumination in the monasteries of medieval Europe. Watersoluble materials were painted on vellum or paper and were pretty much the definition of the art form used by most contemporary watercolour organizations! Raphael used watercolour for the enormous cartoons or working drawings that he delivered to the manufacturers of his very expensive tapestries.

National Gallery of Art: The Art of Romare Bearden - Introduction The complex and colorful art of Romare Bearden (1911-1988) is autobiographical and metaphorical. Rooted in the history of western, African, and Asian art, as well as in literature and music, Bearden found his primary motifs in personal experiences and the life of his community. Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Bearden moved as a toddler to New York City, participating with his parents in the Great Migration of African Americans to states both north and west. The Bearden home became a meeting place for Harlem Renaissance luminaries including writer Langston Hughes, painter Aaron Douglas, and musician Duke Ellington, all of whom undoubtedly would have stimulated the young artist's imagination. Bearden maintained a lifelong interest in science and mathematics, but his formal education was mainly in art, at Boston University and New York University, from which he graduated in 1935 with a degree in education.

Hans Hofmann . Lesson Plan One: Color in 3-D: A Nature Design Project Lesson Plan One: Color in 3-D: A Nature Design Project “Every light is a shade, compared to the higher lights, till you come to the sun; and every shade is a light, compared to the deeper shades, till you come to the night.” - John Ruskin, 1879 Grades: 6-12, Middle/High School Time Frame: 3-4 class periods, approx. 45 minutes each Objectives: The student will create a two-dimensional design that uses two aspects of Hans Hofmann's art, the three-dimensional, (push and pull) of color and the Cubist’s fracture of the picture plane.

Reuse Challenge: The Cardboard Chair The Reuse Challenge is an series showcasing ways to reuse everyday items and materials in a new way. Think you can make this project better? Show us what you can do by sending us your photos & info. The Story For quite some time now, we’ve been oogling many of the innovative reuse projects available on the Internet. We give a huge round of applause to all you super do-it-yourselfers out there. cardboard folding chair title: CARDBOARD FOLDING CHAIR# : 467name : ILIA MULOSEYgender : maleage : 29city : moscowstate : russia designer's comment : material - 3mm corrugated board (alternatives - corrugated polypropylene, plywood/leather) 2 layers of corrugated board around the object, except seat (5 layers) and back (4 layers in the upper part) with grooves going in perpendicular directions (vertically and horizontally). price of the cardboard prototype - about 3$ including glue. testing. 3 prototypes were thoroughly tested at several parties (see photos). 3 protos were easily put in a luggage boot of a compact car. ---title: KUI -KUI# : 689name : CARINE IMHOF gender : femaleage : 30city : aiglestate : switzerland