Visual Arts 115: Meet the Artist–Glenna Adkins

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Glenna Adkins, whose artwork hangs in residences and businesses throughout the country, and in Europe, received her Fine Arts degree from University of Cincinnati’s college of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP). Her influences include modern design and color harmony as well as architecture, light and pattern. She has been a working, professional artist since 2001.  She uses a unique mixed media technique that she has developed. Typically, a heavy base layer is put down with acrylic paint. Then she adds layers of soft pastel and sometimes graphite, and pen and ink. The use of this mixed media allows flexibility with each piece. Many layers of this alternating media are used which creates a texture and “history” to the painting. Then the work is finished with coats of oil-based varnish. She works in a wide range of sizes and titles each piece with a sense of whimsy. Learn more about her at http://www.glennaadkins.com.

This video is just one of many in our “Meet the Artist” video series.  To see other videos in the series, just type “Meet the Artist” in your keyword search.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Student Tool 81: Meet the Artist Video Reflection Student Worksheet

This student reflection worksheet is designed to be used in conjunction with any of our "Meet the Artist" videos. A copy is also included in Teacher Tool 593 that is provided on this web page as well. To find our "Meet the Artist" videos, just type "Meet the Artist" in your keyword search.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 593: Meet the Artist Video Reflection

This activity is designed to be used in conjunction with any of our "Meet the Artist" videos. In addition to learning objectives, standards, teacher instructions, and evaluation options, it also includes a copy of the student worksheet (Student Tool 81) that is also provided separately on this web page. To see any of our "Meet the Artist" videos, just type "Meet the Artist" as your keyword search.

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