Drawing

Pastel Animal Portraits Like Donna Godlove

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Learn to create pastel animal portraits in the style of West Virginia artist Donna Godlove.

Storyboards | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET animators Sara O'Keefe and Allison NeCamp Day give an overview of the purpose of storyboards in pre-production.

The Curious Mister Catesby

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(00:55:28) In 1712, English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683-1749) crossed the Atlantic to Virginia. After a seven-year stay, he returned to England with paintings of plants and animals he had studied. They sufficiently impressed other naturalists that in 1722 several Fellows of the Royal Society sponsored his return to North America. There Catesby cataloged the flora and fauna of the Carolinas and the Bahamas by gathering seeds and specimens, compiling notes, and making watercolor sketches. Resources includes both volumes of the original book published in 1731. The books contain all his original art work of plant and wildlife specimens completed during his journeys.

Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing | Cylinder Addition

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Video - Cylinder Addition: Artist Dick Termes adds cylinders together to create more complex objects. An animated video shows examples in the real world of objects composed of combined cylinders.

About the project (Preview) - The series includes more than five hours of content in 20 individual videos, activities, a teacher’s guide and lesson plans that could be integrated into classrooms of all kinds or for use at home. (The Collection of Resources / Teaching and User’s Guide)

MN Original | Sign Painter Phil Vandervaart

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From The Hard Times Cafe to The Fitzgerald Theater, the Twin Cities’ landscape is marked by the hand of an iconic sign painter. Learn the technique, skill and craft behind the hand-painted signs of Phil Vandervaart. 

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Cartoon Style with Sirron Norris

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Meet San Francisco artist Sirron Norris, who discusses his public and commercial art projects. Although he works on projects like "Bob's Burgers," he still makes time to teach a cartoon-drawing class for kids every Saturday. He says that the best part about drawing cartoons is that there's no expectations. He teaches the children this, and that as long as they are proud of what they've created, then what they've created is perfect.

About the Artist Dick Termes

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Video - About Artist Dick Termes (Matter of Perspective - Dick Termes on Dakota Life): Dick describes the 6-point perspective that helps him produce the Termespheres.

About the project (Preview) - The series includes more than five hours of content in 20 individual videos, activities, a teacher’s guide and lesson plans that could be integrated into classrooms of all kinds or for use at home. (Teaching and User’s Guide)

Op-Art Like Robin Hammer

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Follow the steps provided in the video and use your imagination to create your own op-art like artist Robin Hammer.

Minnesota Legacy Short | Boyd Sharp: Osage, MN

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Boyd Sharp from Osage, Minnesota, grew up among a family of artists in the late 1930s. In the days of no television or video games, he let his artistic spirit guide his head, his heart, and his hand. Whether he's moved to paint contemporary or floral art, Southwest landscapes or stunning portraits, Sharp has the ability to capture the moment and make it memorable.

Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing | Contour Lines Episode II (Drawing a Pickup Truck)

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Video - Contour Lines Episode II (Drawing a Pickup Truck): The video starts with an overview of contour surface lines for different forms. In drawing a pickup truck, artist Dick Termes shows how the contour lines give the drawing its form.

About the project (Preview) - The series includes more than five hours of content in 20 individual videos, activities, a teacher’s guide and lesson plans that could be integrated into classrooms of all kinds or for use at home. (The Collection of Resources / Teaching and User’s Guide)

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