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Kentucky Educational Television
Ideas for Classroom Use: High School/College
Program 1, Segment 2
Process: How Artists Paint

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


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.”

Description
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.

Keywords
color (warm), distortions, form, genre, media (medium), pattern, perspective, proportion, transparency, under painting, value (lights/darks)

Additional Vocabulary
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

Discussion Topics
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


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