Musical Critique

Musical Critique Worksheet

Any activity that gets students out of their seats and writing about Art is a good thing. The Musical Critique is a take on the more formal 4 steps of Art Criticism mixed with musical chairs. As a refresher the 4 Steps of Art Criticism are as follows: Description: What do you See? Literal description of… Read more »

Fauvism & Landscapes

Step 3: Complete

Fauvism and Henri Matisse are the inspiration for this project, here are some helpful links so you can build a presentation about them for students: -MetMuseum on Fauvism: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/fauv/hd_fauv.htm -The Art Story on Fauvism: http://www.theartstory.org/movement-fauvism.htm -Biography of Henri Matisse from his estate: http://www.henri-matisse.net/biography.html This project involves three major steps: -Drawing a simple landscape from a source or create your… Read more »

Sculpting Basics from Tested.com

Sculpting an Ear

“We’re trying something new this week: learning a craft from a professional! Effects artist Frank Ippolito spends the day with us to teach us some basic sculpting lessons. The first lesson sounds simple, but makes us look at common shapes in a new light.” -Tested This is a full hour lesson by the guys from… Read more »

Four Artists Paint One Tree

4 Artists Paint 1 Tree

This Disney Documentary from 1958 shows four artists with individual styles and ideas about art, work together on the animated film Sleeping Beauty. They learn to mold their skills and stick to the unified style of the movie, putting their individual ideas aside. To show how different they are in reality, Disney takes four of the animators out to… Read more »