Re: Elementary Videos on Artists
- Congratulations! It feels great to have some financial resources to
enrich your curriculum, doesn't it?!
Last week I watched a well-done documentary video on Maya Lin
called "A Strong Clear Vision."
It's not directed at children, but I found it to be fine for my two
children, ages 7 and 9. The 7-year old was certainly not as
interested, but he did stick around to watch it. We checked the video
out of the public library to supplement the Maya Lin biographies my 9-
year-old (4th grade)is reading for a project. My daughter was very,
very interested in the video and watched with great fascination and
The documentary features not only the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (and
it covers that very thoroughly), but also the Juniata College Peace
Chapel, the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, the Women's
Table at Yale University, and a few others, as well. The video really
impresses upon the viewer that Maya Lin's art goes beyond visual
aesthetics. It lets you learn about the artworks from the artist
It is about an hour and a half, but could be watched in segments. If
I were to purchase the video, I'd be purchasng it for students no
younger than 4th grade, though probably more for 5th grade and older.
It's a serious video--not the usual "edutainment" that students are
used to. I think it would be great for serious young art students.
Amy in TN
- Amazon.com I believe has international orders...or maybe there is an Amazon India?annawestern sd----- Original Message -----From: kamla ravikumarSent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:22 AMSubject: [art_education] Re:Elementary Videos on ArtistsHi,I need some information about these videos on artists .Where can I order them?Do they mail them Internationally ? How much does each video cost?Sorry! Too many questions in one post.Kamla,India.
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- Crystal Productions has a ton of resources as far as
videos and art posters go. You can also order videos
through your art supply catalogs (Dick Blick, Sax,
etc.). I know Dick Blick has a very good website for
online ordering. I hope this helps on where to get
some of these videos.
Thank you so much for everyone's suggestions on
videos. You've given me a lot of "out of the box"
ideas on videos that I will be checking out before I
place an order. It sounds like a lot of teachers like
the "World's Greatest Artists" series too.
Amy in Florida
"Fine Art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together."
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