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Why Study Giotto- Podcast #36
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Why Study Giotto- Podcast #36

Studying Giotto is a great way to usher in your study of the Renaissance period because he’s the Father of the Renaissance in Florentine art. We chat about Giotto’s life, the hallmarks of Renaissance art and some art project ideas for your study of Giotto. In our Personal Renaissance section, we offer some great suggestions for Artsy Gift Ideas.

4 More Secrets to Adding Depth to Your Art (Perspective)- Podcast #35
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4 More Secrets to Adding Depth to Your Art (Perspective)- Podcast #35

In this 2nd half of our discussion on the 7 Methods of Perspective, we’re talking about: Shadows, Angle of Lines, Degree of Detail, and Color! These skills are a little less intuitive so they’re especially fun to learn and then see in everyday life! Before we start, I wanted to let you know that I have a whole chapter…

3 Easy Ways to Add Depth to Drawings (Perspective)- Podcast #34
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3 Easy Ways to Add Depth to Drawings (Perspective)- Podcast #34

This is the first half of our discussion of the 7 Methods of Perspective. In these two episodes, we chat about all the ways to add depth to your two-dimensional artwork. In this episode, we discuss: Overlap, Horizontal Placement, and Size. In episode 35 we’ll cover the other 4 Methods of Perspective: The Methods of…

Illuminated Manuscripts- Podcast #33
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Illuminated Manuscripts- Podcast #33

(Updated 2024) We’re going back to the Book of Kells (an example of Celtic art), and other illuminated manuscripts (as promised in episode 31 about Ancient Celtic Abstract Art)! In this episode (recorded in 2018), we answer the following questions: What We Talked About Subject Integrations Personal Renaissance Here’s how we’re encouraging creativity and learning…

Teaching Perspective with Greek and Roman Architecture- Podcast #32
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Teaching Perspective with Greek and Roman Architecture- Podcast #32

(Updated June 2024) It’s time for our conversation (recorded in 2018) about Greek and Roman architecture! Sometimes we forget what an art form architecture is, so it’s good to focus on it at times. Join us as we answer the questions: Related Episodes What We Talked About The Art Lesson for Greek and Roman Architecture…

Archaic Greek Art, Linking Ancient to Modern Art (Podcast #30)
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Archaic Greek Art, Linking Ancient to Modern Art (Podcast #30)

(Updated June 2024) Let’s look at Greek art, but specifically art from the Archaic period (about 800-500 BC). It’s an interesting period that led to the Golden Age of Greece and the Roman Empire. The Archaic period forms a link between Ancient Egyptian art and Classical Roman art. We chat (recorded in 2018) about this…

Egyptian Art, Variety and Consistency- Podcast #29
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Egyptian Art, Variety and Consistency- Podcast #29

(Updated May 2024) What makes Egyptian art so instantly recognizable? Why did the Egyptians draw and paint in this way? What kind and contributions did the Egyptian culture make to architecture? Today (recorded in 2018) we chat about all these topics as we prepare for a fun art project: Drawing King Tut’s Mask Using Symmetry….

Exploring Prehistoric Art- Podcast #28
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Exploring Prehistoric Art- Podcast #28

(Updated May 2024) Prehistoric art, like Cave paintings, rock art, and petroglyphs, are windows into cultures before written history. In addition to the obvious historical integrations, there are so many great prehistoric art / science integrations like the study of caves, geology, and paint materials. Join us today (recorded in 2018) as we explore prehistoric…

How to Teach Art in the Dialectic and Rhetoric Stages- Podcast #27
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How to Teach Art in the Dialectic and Rhetoric Stages- Podcast #27

Today we’re completing our series on the Classical Model of Education and how to use it to teach art with a special double episode about art in both the Dialectic and Rhetoric stages of learning. Listen on iTunes   |   Listen on Google Play   |   Listen on Stitcher Art and the Classical Model Here’s all the…

What are the Remaining Components of Art Grammar? (Part 3 of 3) – Podcast #26
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What are the Remaining Components of Art Grammar? (Part 3 of 3) – Podcast #26

Today we’re talking about the other five components of the grammar (basics) of art: Techniques / Media, Skills, Purposes of Art, Art History, and Art Appreciation. Listen on iTunes   |   Listen on Google Play   |   Listen on Stitcher Art and the Classical Model Here’s all the links to this full series on using the Classical Model of Eduction to…

What are the Principles of Design? (Art Grammar, Part 2 of 3) – Podcast #25
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What are the Principles of Design? (Art Grammar, Part 2 of 3) – Podcast #25

We’re discussing the Principles of Design (one of the components of the grammar, or basics, of art) as we continue our series on How to Teach Art using the Classical Model of Education. The Principles of Design are the way the Elements of Art are used in a work of art. The Principles of Design can help…