Painting

MN Original | Devin Wildes: Artist

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Devin Wildes is a young man who is not only an incredibly talented artist, but has personally persevered against autism. Through visual art, Devin Wildes has found his voice, a creative and beautiful outlet to express himself. Although other people may be very conscious of disability labels, Devin Wildes never thinks of himself as disabled. He defines himself as an artist – not autistic.

MN Original | Tara Sweeney: Painter

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Lifelong artist and educator, Tara Sweeney creates an alphabet picture book in Swedish with illustrator Nate Christopherson. The book features objects from the American-Swedish Institute's archival collection, many of which represent objects brought over on immigrant journeys. Sweeney learns about past journeys while contemplating present day immigrant and refugee experiences.

CM Russell: Evolution of an Artist

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This lesson has students choose an artist who they will research as to how he or she developed their personal talents.

CM Russell: Pictorial Letters

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This lesson challenges your students to draw that same type of figure that embodies some historical time in their local history.

CM Russell: Painting the Past

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This lesson has students superimposing events from their local past on their contemporary landscape.

CM Russell: Artist of the West

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This lesson asks students to research artists from their area who may not have national attention and analyze what may make these types of regional artists special.

Mural Painting | Artistic Roots

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Sophia learns more about being a professional artist from Birmingham sculptor and painter Merrilee Challis who traveled to Dauphin Island Sea Lab to paint a mural. We learn how art can bring people together by encouraging curiosity and wonder.

MN Original | Alison Price: Painter

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Alison Price is a visual artist who is influenced by the Mississippi River and the natural world around her. Her work is highly colorful and full of emotion with a connection to nature. She is especially drawn to the heritage trees that line the Mississippi River and other interesting trees, such as the Ancient Oak, which is about 333 years old.

Abstracting with Everyday Objects: David Huffman | KQED Art School

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Art can be found in everything, even ordinary objects. Artist David Huffman finds that abstraction is a great way to delve into the meaning and symbolism of everyday objects, like a basketball or a shoe. Find your own inspiration and create some abstract art -- it might have more meaning than you might think!

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

Caption Contest: David Rathman | The Art Assignment

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David Rathman's paintings pair atmospheric landscapes with carefully selected phrases, playing with the relationship between text and image. This week, he created a painting for you to caption.

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