Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - Elementary (X)

ArtQuest: Talking about Mosaics with Jairo Prado

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Artist Jairo Prado talks to Dajiah about his mosaic Migration.

ArtQuest: What Is Space?

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SPACE is the distance between two objects. Artists make objects smaller as they move further away from the viewer to create the illusion of space.

ArtQuest: How Architecture Inspires Brady Haston

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Artist Brady Haston talks to Joseph about how buildings and architecture inspire him.

ArtQuest: Preserving Art

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Professor Reavis Mitchell shows Elizabeth preserved and restored murals by Aaron Douglas

ArtQuest: Looking at Rare Books

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Professor Elizabeth Moodey shows Jacob illuminations and illustrations in several rare books.

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Indian Raga Style | Music Arts Toolkit

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Gregory Acker and Melanie Fee perform “My Old Kentucky Home” using traditional Indian instruments and phrasing.

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Traditional Version/Mandolin | Music Arts Toolkit

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Chris Mullins performs “My Old Kentucky Home” on mandolin.

 

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Jazz Arrangement | Music Arts Toolkit

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The Mike Tracy Quartet with Harry Pickens perform “My Old Kentucky Home” in a jazzy style.

Appalachia: There Was a Time | Music Arts Toolkit

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Fiddler and storyteller Ron Short does a performance incorporating music and dramatic storytelling. He recounts the history of the Appalachian Mountains, recalls times in the mountains “when the only boundary was your own imagination and when wild hogs roamed free in the woods,” and performs the traditional song/fiddle tune “Wild Hog in the Woods.”

The Romantic Period: "Sunrise" from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite | Music Arts Toolkit

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Robert Franz, associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, introduces the “Sunrise” movement (more formally known as “Morning Mood” or just “Morning”) from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, and instructs students to imagine a sunset as they listen to the piece being performed.

The World's Largest Salamander | Songs for Unusual Creatures

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The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest amphibian on the planet, reaching lengths of up to six feet. In this episode, join host Michael Hearts as he travels to the Los Angeles Zoo to meet a Chinese Giant Salamander, and then perform a song inspired by this unusual creature.

Printmaking Like Rhonda J. Smith

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Teach students the skills used by printmakers as they create their own art in the style of Rhonda J. Smith.

MONTANA SHAKES! DIY: Creative Design Workshop

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Create puppets and and learn about Shakespeare! Unleash elementary-aged students imagination with a DIY craft project to create fairies as seen in the MONTANA SHAKES! 2016, All the West's a Stage adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Students will:

  • Identify characters, settings, and major events from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
  • Identify personality traits of characters from the play
  • Explore and embody different physical qualities and emotions through movement
  • Introduce and explore the concept of personification with found objects

Growing a Program | The Power of Music: Unit 3

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Discover how peer mentoring has become an essential and empowering aspect of the El Sistema music program in this half-hour video from The Power of Music. The Corona Youth Music Project in Queens, New York City, is an example of how music education can be effective even with limited resources. Musical language camp helps younger students develop and retain skills, and thrive as part of a musical community, over the summer.

Chorus and Other Ensembles | The Power of Music: Unit 6

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Discover the power of ensemble music programs in this half-hour video from The Power of Music. Teachers in Atlanta and Juneau, Alaska create orchestras with very young students to encourage improvisation and creative innovation.

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