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Online Extras / April 2017

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Additional Links for April 2017

Yearlong Art II Curriculum, Lesson 8 of 10: PINS-piration Portraits” (page 12)
View/download:
Lesson Plan #8 of 10

View/download:
Evaluation Form


Gettin’ Jazzy with Rizzi Birds (page 14)
Learn more about the artist James Rizzi:
http://www.james-rizzi.com/en/

View examples of James Rizzi’s art:
http://www.james-rizzi.com/en/catalog-raisonne/all-works


Abstract Painting: Be Your Own Captain of Creativity (page 16)
Inspire your students by showing them the video mentioned in this article:


A&A Art Print: Frederic Edwin Church, “Aurora Borealis” (page 19-22)

RESPOND & CONNECT (page 19)
See “The Iceberg,” the painting Church refers to as the first painting in his new studio at Olana:
http://collection.cmoa.org/CollectionDetail.aspxitem=1016591&retPrompt=Back+to+Results&retUrl=
CollectionSearch.aspx%3fsrch%3dChurch

Astronomy
Here is a lovely synopsis of the science of Auroras
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/northern-southern-lights.html

Here is an extensive compilation of eyewitness reports of the Great Solar Storm of 1959:
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20050210157.pdf

Exploration and Documentation
Read more about the life and explorations of Dr. Isaac Hayes here:
http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/1111/PennGaz1111_feature2.pdf

See Church’s original sketch of the Aurora Borealis from 1860 at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18194151/

Here is an extensive compilation of eyewitness reports of the Great Solar Storm of 1859:
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20050210157.pdf

English Language Arts
Here is the full text of John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem (published in 1831) The Aerial Omens
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/amverse/BAH8738.0001.001/1:21?rgn=div1;view=fulltext

Physics and Chemistry
There are many sources that will explain the science of auroras. Here is a very understandable downloadable pdf from NASA: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/polar/telecons/archive/PR_E-PO/Aurora_flyer/aurora-flyer_p2.doc.pdf

See more source material for the final painting here. The National Gallery of Art has kindly uploaded an entire monograph on Church. References to our Art Print are on pages 62 and 63.
http://www.nga.gov/content/dam/ngaweb/research/publications/pdfs/frederic-edwin-church.pdf

In the Studio: Create and Present (page 22)
Learn more about the areas in Northwest Canada that James Studaris visited to achieve his breathtaking photography: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Yellowknife,+NT,+Canada/@62.4748059,-150.2683747,3z/data=!
4m5!3m4!1s0x53d1f12ca34682c9:0xb4c137244371ef81!8m2!3d62.4539717!4d-114.3717886

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tombstone+Territorial+Park/@64.556251,-174.3689702,3z/data=!
4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd076fb857798a5a9!8m2!3d64.556251!4d-138.5183501


The Spiral Staircase: Adventures in Hard-Edge Painting (page 26)
View examples of spiral staircases:
http://www.pinterest.com/artsactivities/spiral-staircases/

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View examples of Hard-Edge paintings:
http://www.pinterest.com/artsactivities/hard-edge-painting/

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Learn more about Hard-Edge painting:
http://www.theartstory.org/movement-hard-edge-painting.htm

Watch a Hard-Edge painting tutorial:
http://www.tes.com/lessons/TaBOgI9Zw0qDzw/hard-edge-painting


The Lawrence Tree: First-Graders Meet Georgia O’Keeffe (page 28)
View Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting, “The Lawrence Tree”:

Georgia O'Keeffe, The Lawrence Tree

Watch the video, “Georgia O’Keeffe, ‘The Lawrence Tree,’ 1929”:


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