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MN Original | Illustrator Chuck U

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Watch now: Chuck Ungemach, better knows as Chuck U, morphed his childhood dream of illustrating comic books into a successful career as an artist. Known for his incredibly detailed drawings and paintings of otherworldly creatures, Chuck U has found success creating both custom art pieces and work for commercial clients.

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The Artistry of Chris Dutch

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Learn how Chris Dutch combines a variety of materials and processes to create exciting pieces of visual art.

MN Original | Artist Greta Claire

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Greta Claire follows her instincts and lets what “feels right” inform her process. Use her work to explore elements of abstract art and various methods to create it.

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Keith Knight: Visual Arts and Music (Comic Art and Rap)

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, meet artist and rapper Keith Knight who draws on his own life for his comic strip, the K Chronicles.

Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing | Contour Lines Episode I

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Video - Contour Lines Episode I: Artist Dick Termes introduces the concept of contour surface lines, which run across forms to draw out the form. He stresses that the lines and strokes should go parallel to the edges of the forms and shows how that applies to the curved cylinders and spheres. He draws a large piece of fabric starting with the outline lines and adds the contour lines. Ultimately, he demonstrates how important contour surface lines are by erasing them and leaving only the outlines.

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)

Meet Comic Book Artist Phil Jimenez

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Meet writer and comic book artist Phil Jimenez, who has worked for DC and Marvel Comics. Jimenez describes his early inspiration, gives tips for good storytelling, and discusses the unique way comics approach sequential narrative. Use the student assignment handout to review Jimenez's advice, and an assignment on making a visual story about an "everyday adventure" and the teacher handout for reflection prompts and discussion questions about visual storytelling that focus on Common Core State Standards for Writing: Text Types and Purposes, for students in grades 6, 7, and 8.

MN Original | Shoemaker Amara Hark-Weber

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Amara Hark-Weber creates handmade custom shoes in traditional and conceptual designs. Explore the craft of custom footwear and design your own unconventional or sculptural shoes. For more MN Original resources, click here.

Don Ed Hardy: Visual Arts (Tattooing)

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, join Don Ed Hardy, one of the world's best-known tattoo artists, as he reflects on his journey from art studio to tattoo parlor and back again. Hardy is internationally recognized as a pioneer in tattooing, having been among the first to cross Western and Japanese tattoo styles. For Hardy, painting and tattooing are not separate activities; rather, they inform one another. With all his artwork, Hardy attempts to create a world of mystery, humor and weird beauty that eludes categorization. 

Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing | Shading

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Video - Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing - Shading: After a brief video introduces shading for each of the basic forms, in an extended session, artist Dick Termes demonstrates shading to define details using a previously drawn landscape scene. (In the Shading Extra video (or select Support Materials below), Dick completes the landscape shading started in the first video.)

Practice Shading (Template - 8.5X11 or Template - 8.5X14)

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)

Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing | Landscapes

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Video - Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing - Landscapes: Dick draws an imagined but realistic landscape using the basic forms seen in the videos in the series. He applied contour surface lines and shading. (In the Landscape Extra videos (select Support Materials below), Dick focuses on the forms that help define landscape features.)

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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