Making Art
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Grades: 6 - 12

Focus Area Description:  Visual artists demonstrate their techniques and offer insights into their process of creation and the business of art.

Our current library of 99 videos in this Focus Area are available in the subareas listed to the right; to view them click a thumbnail and become a member of Educate.Today.

To see sample videos in this area of the collection, click any of the titles below:
New August 2022! Creating the Freedom Suits Memorial Sculpture
Other Samples:
New June 2022! The Artists Behind the “Building Bridges” Mural
Metal Petals

Quick Ideas for Using our Making Art Videos:

  • Foster art appreciation by gaining a better understanding of what it takes to make art in various forms, styles, and media.
  • Give non-art students the opportunity to see the process that goes into creating a specific type of art to inspire them to consider an art project as a way to demonstrate their learning on a specific subject or to just expand their interest in creating art on their own.
  • Give art students the chance to see artists demonstrate techniques in various mediums that they could then try themselves.
  • Give art students a chance to see the wide variety of options available to them as a future “working artists” themselves.
  • Give art students the chance to see how other artists problem solve and deal with both success and failure as they create their work.
  • Have students include insights gained through the videos as part of their projects, papers, and presentations on an art-related subject by:
    • interpreting and/or summarizing what they saw and learned in the video.
    • citing quotations from the expert in the video.