An introduction to impressionism

Dear Art Teachers,

Sometimes you just want ┬áto find a way to get information to your students and cause them to have some ‘wonder’ about it. Then hope they will come back and explore things a little further. This simple video an introduction to Impressionism has a BIG stack of images presented very quickly at the start and then repeated slowly in the second section.

It’s only a few minutes in length, if you show it to your whole group, consider the questions you can add in for the students, if you stop after the images at the start. What subject matter did you see? What did you notice about the detail or lack of it? Brainstorm a bunch of quick ones and then move on, perhaps repeating the questions to see if they picked up some depth in the slower section.

Please let me know if this sort of thing is engaging for your students by adding to the comments section below

A rough History of Art

This video is just over 3 minutes long. perhaps it’s a useful starting point to give an overview of the history of art. Ok so it’s humourous in places, but the intent is there.

Why do we do Visual Art?

For those who wonder about why people do ART, you can now take a look at this short video and then add comments below.

Regards Steve Gray