Painting

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.

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.

MN Original | Painter Aziz Osman

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Trained as an architect and painter for over two decades in Italy, Aziz Osman returned to his native Somalia only months before the outbreak of civil war. Barely escaping the conflict, he and his family made a new home in Minnesota. Learn about the effects of the Somali Civil War on Aziz Osman’s life and process and create a work of art with limited resources. For more MN Original resources, click here.

New Mexico's Segesser Hide Paintings

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This video discusses the two Segesser hide paintings in the collection of the New Mexico History Museum that provide an intriguing snapshot of colonial life in the American southwest. Painted in the early 1700's, they tell a story of a battle where the Spanish, French, Apache, Oto, Pawnee, and Pueblo Indians fought over resources and territories. Former director of the New Mexico History Museum Tom Chavez shares his unique insights. Featured is traditional music La Jeyana, by Rosanna Otero, an Indita courtesy of Enrique Lamadrid's archives.

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