7-12 Art Education

By cguenter | For my EDTE 536 secondary students

24,000 Vintage Cartoons from the Library of Congress Illustrate the History of This Modern Art Form (1780-1977)

Historically speaking, what we call cartoons began as artifacts of print culture, and as such, of modernity. Before the widespread availability of …

Art

Travel through a wonderland made of discarded cardboard

James Martin

A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving NYC public school students the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>On Tuesday evening, a group of students ― pre-kindergarteners to 12th graders from New York public schools in all five boroughs ― converged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The young people were not …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Street Art Hiding On The 69th Floor Of The World Trade Center

The project is called an "art world in the sky."<p>Is street art still street art if it dwells not on storefronts and avenues but 69 floors up in a Manhattan skyscraper? This is the question at the root of “ART4WTC: Gallery in the Sky,” an artistic collaboration between street art legends in the …

Street Art

Shepard Fairey: artist behind Obama 'Hope' poster unveils largest work to date in Sydney

On the side of 309 George St in Sydney, the street artist’s latest work has been unveiled as part of Vivid Sydney<p>The mural is still being completed when we speak but the work by the 47-year-old Los Angeles-based artist Shepard Fairey is already doing the rounds on Instagram.<p>The artwork, on the side …

Street Art

Vintage Illustration Animations

Not mine, but wish it was. This was shared on FacebookI saw this image shared on Facebook and went absolutely crazy. It not only made me laugh, it …

Chroma Keying

Frank Lloyd Wright Was A Great Architect–But He Was Even Better At Branding

How Wright positioned himself as creative genius rivals his revolutionary designs.<p>“Fellow architects have called him everything, from a great poet to an insupportable windbag.” That’s how journalist Mike Wallace began a 1957 televised interview with 88-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright. By the end of the …

Architecture

Typography 101

Often confused with font, which is simply the collection of a certain set of typographical characters at a specific size and weight, typography is an …

20 Of America's Greatest Frank Lloyd Wright Creations

On his 150th birthday, a digital tour of the architect's best designs.<p>After Frank Lloyd Wright died in 1959, an obituary described him as “the great radical of American architecture.”<p>During his lifetime, Wright condemned the “lust for ugliness” he saw in the sky-scraping landscapes and boxed …

Museums

These 9 stolen artworks are still missing

Art History

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

<b>16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.</i><p>In the age of blogging and …

Pedagogy

Wayne Thiebaud: 1962 to 2017; Milton Avery review – Americana with a cherry on top

White Cube Mason’s Yard; Victoria Miro Mayfair, London The precise, joyous cakes and landscapes of Wayne Thiebaud, 96, are a quiet revelation in this rare UK show<p>It would be hard to think of an American painter more stinted over here than the Californian master <b>Wayne Thiebaud</b>, poet of the milkshake, …

Art

This Artist Uses The Base Of Paper Cups As His Canvas Proving Creativity Has No Boundaries

<b>What is creativity? Does it have a clear definition?</b><p>Creativity has taken up the world and is leaving no stone unturned in surprising us, one way or …

Creativity

28 French Street Artists To Know

France has been an art capital since… well, since about as long as we’ve been making art. The Lascaux Caves, near the village of Montignac in …

Street Art

Tools to Help You Learn No Matter Where You Are

​​​​​​Distance education — in which students learn somewhere other than a classroom or even on a campus — is growing and innovating in ways that are …

Learning

Towering Murals by Blu on the Streets of Italy Confront Environmental and Societal Woes

From climate change to capitalism run amok, street artist Blu (previously) pulls no punches in his soaring multi-story murals on the streets of …

Street Art

How Arts Education Teaches Kids to Learn From Failure

Schools are beginning to recognize that arts education is not merely a nice addition to the learning experience, but rather an important vehicle for …

Education

How Google Street View became fertile ground for artists

Google Street View has forced us to reconsider what street photography means as a genre<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>On May 25, Google Street View celebrates its 10th birthday. A feature of Google Maps, it lets users explore cities and towns around the world — and even …

Google Street View

federico babina bases animated portraits of famous artists on their style

may 25, 2017<p>fredericks sees the land as a medium in itself, having the potential to convey the sentimental aspects of his connection to the …

Illustration

Visit a New Digital Archive of 2.2 Million Images from the First Hundred Years of Photography

Interested in photography? You’re in the right place. Over the years, we’ve compiled free classes on digital photography, hundreds of photography …

Photography

Caravaggio’s Last Paintings May Hold a Clue to the Controversial Painter’s Mysterious Final Days

Art World<p>He was volatile and violent, but supremely talented to the very end.<p>,<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought together the last two …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

25 Brilliant Quotes About Art From Famous Artists and Great Creative Minds

Many people turn to the portfolios of prolific artists, writers, and other creatives when seeking artistic inspiration. In addition to their powerful bodies of work, however, it is also worth listening to the words spoken, written, and shared by these influential figures. Many creatives offer …

Artists

Take a Trip Through the History of Modern Art with the Oscar-Winning Animation Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

The artistic morphing is already underway before the very first frame of filmmaker Joan Gratz’ 1992 Oscar-winning animation, <i>Mona Lisa Descending a</i> …

Cool Stuff

Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking

The ability to think critically is one skill separating innovators from followers. It combats the power of advertisers, unmasks the unscrupulous and …

Critical Thinking

Edward Hopper: the artist that evoked urban loneliness and disappointment with beautiful clarity

When Edward Hopper’s retrospective at Tate Modern in London closed in September 2004, more than 420,000 tickets had been sold. Up to that point, only …

Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter

In the age of technology, when students use online databases for home research and when Khan Academy tutorials personalize learning, why does the …

How Borrowing Ideas Can Offer a Fresh Perspective Through the Changing Context of Time

Joanna Fiduccia of the PBS Digital Studios series “The Art Assignment” explains through example how using the same ideas (sampling) from a past …

Artist Draws Portraits of People from Behind to Give New Perspective of Visual Identity

Like many other artists skilled in the art of sketching, self-described “pencil snob” Nettie Wakefield often dabbles in portraiture. Rather than depicting people's smiling faces or distinctive profiles, however, the British artist has a unique approach to the age-old artistic practice. As evident …

May #K12 ArtChallenge Meet the Masters-Week 1

"Busy" seems to be the best word to describe May. School is winding down, gardens are coming into bloom, spring art celebrations abound and artist …