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Looking at Painting
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Classroom Use
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Lesson Plans
Middle School
Fantasy Creature
Gesture Drawing
Monoprint
Self-Portrait
Still Life
High School
Abstraction/Critique
Abstraction/Writing
Landscape
Self-Portrait Unit
Still Life

Kentucky Educational Television
Using the Series in the Classroom

Each of the Looking at Painting programs has been broken down into bite-sized segments to facilitate classroom use. These pages contain ideas for using the segments in middle school or high school (or college) classrooms to help address specific Kentucky Core Content in the Arts and Humanities. Visual arts teachers will find ideas for inspiring and instructing aspiring painters; humanities teachers will find segments that will help students understand various art movements or the art of painting itself. These lesson plans and activities—all contributed by Kentucky teachers—offer many opportunities for discussion, writing, and critical thinking as well as hands-on art projects.

In addition to broadcast airings listed on the series home page, Looking at Painting will air periodically on KET’s satellite Star Channels for Kentucky schools. See our online ITV schedule for dates and times. The programs also may be purchased on videotape from KET; call (800) 945-9167 or e-mail tapes@ket.org for information.

For more lesson plans and ideas for classroom activities in the visual arts:

  • The KET Arts Toolkit features lesson plans built around excerpts from Looking at Painting and other KET productions, plus a wealth of related resources.

  • The web site accompanying Ellis Wilson—So Much To Paint, a KET documentary about an African-American painter from Mayfield, KY, includes several lesson plans and some examples of student work.