Segment Length: 10 minutes
In-cue: Start with the Process title which introduces this segment (at approx. 10:20 into the program).
Out-cue: ... the way the painting is holding up.
Featured artists discuss how they develop a painting, what techniques they use, what is important to them in a work, and how long it takes them to complete a work.
color (warm), distortions, form, genre, media (medium), pattern, perspective, proportion, transparency, under painting, value (lights/darks)
These words, when defined, will help students understand more clearly what they will be seeing: charcoal, gesso, glazes, grid, Masonite, names of oil paints (cerulean blue, burnt umber, yellow ochre, ochre umber), pastel chalk, psychological warmth
Kentucky Core Content
AH-H-4.1.32, AH-H-4.1.33, AH-H-4.2.32
Some questions to ask your students:
- Why put a painting away for a whole year?
- Take note of how the artists hold their brushes. How is it like or different from the way you would hold a pen or pencil when you write?
Classroom Activity Idea
Create drawings using one of the media mentioned.
SEGMENT 1: How Artists Get Started
SEGMENT 3: Ideas: How Artists Choose What To Paint
SEGMENT 4: Touchstones: Measuring the Value of Artworks
SEGMENT 5: Ideas: Furthermore