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Kentucky Educational Television
Ideas for Classroom Use: High School/College
Program 2, Segment 2
Sources of Ideas and Ways To Develop the Painting

SEGMENT 1: Origins: When Artists Began and Early Influences on Their Work
SEGMENT 3: Touchstones: Paintings To Which the Artists Relate
SEGMENT 4: Why Art?


Segment Length: 22 minutes
In-cue: Start with the “Ideas/Processes” title which introduces the segment (approx. 21:34 into the program).
Out-cue: “...just get in there and make the change.”

Description
The artists talk about where they get their ideas for painting subject matter (for example: paint things that have meaning to the artist; do a number of sketches or finished drawings prior to painting to get a “feel” for what will work best) and how they approach painting (for example: work from large spaces to smaller spaces; work with large brushes first, then move to smaller, detail brushes; work over the whole painting rather than completely finishing one isolated area; paint a series of the same thing to explore the possibility of saying the same thing in a variety of ways).

Keywords
color (intensity), composition, cropped, density, formal elements of a painting, Frederic Church, horizon, light, mood, narrative, pattern, reality/abstraction, Romantic painters, shape, transparency

Kentucky Core Content
AH-H-4.1.31, AH-H-4.1.34

Classroom Activity Idea
With a painting assignment, ask students to try one or more of the approaches discussed by the featured artists. Suggest they try an approach they haven’t tried before. Discuss how the approach worked for them. Would they use it again? Why or why not? Or would they change it in some way? How would they describe their approach to painting?


SEGMENT 1: Origins: When Artists Began and Early Influences on Their Work
SEGMENT 3: Touchstones: Paintings To Which the Artists Relate
SEGMENT 4: Why Art?


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