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Durer

Here we have Durer! One of the interesting things about Durer is the idea of printmaking itself. Prior to the printing press and the proliferation of books, art was EXCEEDINGLY expensive. It was, quite literally, a luxury product. Really, only a few people could own it, and art was purchased either by the wealthy for […]

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Ghiberti and Fra Angelico

I hope everyone is warm and safe today. My family was one of the millions trapped inside the “Polar Vortex” this week. The town shut down. There were no sports events, no church events, and even after the polar vortex had retreated slightly, we had to cancel our community day because several inches of snow […]

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Who is “Banksy”?

There are a lot of people who would love to know! For as long as we’ve had artists, we’ve had artists playing jokes: on each other, and on their audiences.  Sometimes these jokes are in their works for all to see, sometimes they’re just an afternoon’s hi-jinks (maybe someday, I’ll have to tell the story […]

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Week 5

I’m typing this while cooking dinner, late for my tutor meeting, and crock-potting our carry-in tomorrow! I have a love-hate relationship with the Perspective week, as some of your know.  “Perspective” is used too broadly for our directions, (they’re talking about converting a two dimensional (NOT at ONE Dimensional object, just in case you were […]

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Week 4-Abstract Art

Here’s Abstract Art!  (Literally…)  Honestly, I hated abstract art back when I was an art student.  Of course, at times it seems the art world expects people to instinctively understand the “brilliance” of particular pieces of art, and if they don’t…well, then, there’s no help for you. As I’ve learned more about abstract and modern art, […]

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Week 3-Draw Upside Down

Here we go! I struggled with this one because a part of me wanted to draw the Greek gods and goddesses we are studying for history this week, but then I realized-two birds with one stone, I could instead draw animals like the eagle (which happens to be associated with Zeus), the Owl (Athena-Minerva) and […]

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Week 2!

Sorry about the delay-I wish I could say my computer ate my visuals for this module but the truth is…I forgot where I saved them, and had to start all over! The actual tutorial is virtually unchanged, outside of page numbers and drawing exercises at the end.  I liked how the teaching portion of the  […]

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Fifth Edition Week 1 is here!

Week 1 is done!  Week 1 is done! <Screaming for joy as I run over the hills!> Kidding.  There really aren’t many hills near my neighborhood…and you can get lost in the forest of corn until harvest season! Week 1 is done, and I hope you find it helpful.  This year, I decided to incorporate […]

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Week 18-Jim Davis!

Here we are, Jim Davis! This one was fun.  I knew about the Renaissance cartoons from my art history classes, but wasn’t sure what the connection was to “cartooning” as we know it today. Turned out be really fascinating.  And Jim Davis seemed like a really neat person one could get to know.  And he’s […]

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