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Pop-art printmaking

Pop-art printmaking Nancy Marion LEARNING OBJECTIVES Students will … * learn about the Pop Artist Andy Warhol by reading a fact sheet and viewing examples of his work. * apply drawing skills to trace photograph of face and transfer to surface of printmaking rubber. * use cutting tools correctly to remove areas of printmaking rubber […]

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas Jerome J. Hausman FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA: Their Lives and Ideas (2005; $17.95), by Carol Sabbeth. Chicago Review Press, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610; www.chicagoreviewpress.com. It was in 1954 that Frida Kahlo died; three years later her husband, Diego Rivera, also died. Today, […]

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Disk-cards? – recycling renaissance – CD-ROMs turn three-dimensional sculpture

Disk-cards? – recycling renaissance – CD-ROMs turn three-dimensional sculpture – Brief Article Jane Rowley What shall we do with all of those computer disks and CD-ROMs that inundate our mailboxes? It seems shameful that so many “free-trial” disks are often discarded; after all, they are invitations to try a product or receive complimentary services for […]

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Adventures in foreshortening

Adventures in foreshortening Susan Buck LEARNING OBJECTIVES Students will … * learn the definition for foreshortening and be able to see foreshortening in their compositions. * use good watercolor technique in the form of simple flat washes. * experience the spontaneous process of monoprinting. MATERIALS * 18″ x 24″ Plexiglas sheets * 18″ x 24″ […]

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Light the way with abstract lanterns

Light the way with abstract lanterns Mary McNamara Mulkey For the past 10 years I have been teaching my visual-art projects to elementary school teachers. The 3-credit university class is designed for those elementary school teachers who want to give their students a simple, yet very successful art lesson within a limited time frame. The […]

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turning our experiences into art

Storytellers: turning our experiences into art Michael E. Prater Though animal sculptures have been produced for centuries by the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, storyteller figurines are a relatively modern art form. Helen Cordero, an artist of the Cochiti Pueblo, is attributed with its invention. Now these highly expressive sculptures are produced by many artists […]

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Mixed-media textured techniques

Mixed-media textured techniques Karen Skophammer LEARNING OBJECTIVES Students will … * define the terms: mixed media, relief, subject, background/ environment and scale. * define and demonstrate paper-manipulation techniques. * define and give examples of actual and visual textures. * demonstrate a working knowledge of all terms by successfully creating a mixed-media work of art. * […]

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2007 buyer’s guide

2007 buyer’s guide ARTS & ACTIVITIES’ comprehensive directory of sources of art and craft supplies and equipment, schools, publications and services … a ready reference for teachers, administrators and purchasing agents. (* = EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES) Telephone and FAX numbers shown with listings provide prompt access for inquiries, orders and special requests. ADHESIVES/ FIXATIVES AIRBRUSH […]

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Maskmaking With Foil

Maskmaking With Foil – Review Barbara Herberholz MASKMAKING WITH FOIL. Video/20 min./$24.95. Level: All ages. Crystal Productions, P.O. Box 2159, Glenview, IL 60025, (800) 255-8629. Artist/educator Peggy Flores uses heavy-duty tooling foil and aluminum foil to demonstrate how to model masks in this step-by-step video. She shows the viewer how to make three-dimensional masks, starting […]

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Pastel Portrait of Jim: Daniel Greene

Pastel Portrait of Jim: Daniel Greene Barbara Herberholz PASTEL PORTRAIT OF JIM: Daniel Greene. VHS/160 min./$79.95. Level: Adult. Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., Famous Painter Films Division, 557 Marcella St., Kimberly, WI 54136; (800) 233-2404; www.richesonart.com. This instructional video features Daniel Greene as he paints a pastel portrait from start to finish, using a posed […]