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The Personal Renaissance Mindset- Part 1- Podcast #55
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The Personal Renaissance Mindset- Part 1- Podcast #55

We love telling all about our own personal renaissance activities each episode (the things we’re learning and creating)- But how can we foster this mindset of a lifelong love of learning in ourselves and in our children? We’ve thought up a few keys and wanted to share them with you! Elements of A Personal Renaissance…

Aerial Perspective and The Science of Light- Podcast #53
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Aerial Perspective and The Science of Light- Podcast #53

Learn about how the science of light creates aerial perspective, one of the Methods of Perspective Things We Mention Aerial Perspective and the Science of Light- Art Lesson Plan #34 Drawing Depth- Perspective in Art part 1 #35 Drawing Depth- Perspective in Art part 2 #47 Museum Visits Austin Kleon’s new book, Keep Going Lee…

Fibonacci and Abstract Art- Podcast #52
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Fibonacci and Abstract Art- Podcast #52

This week, Deanna and Julie are talking about the Fibonacci number sequence and how it’s used in art! Around 1170, Leonardo Bonacci (now called Fibonacci) was born to a businessman in Pisa, Italy. Traveling with his father around the Mediterranean, Fibonacci learned about the Hindu/Arabic number system (which is what we use now). In Italy,…

Audubon and The Birds of America- Podcast #51
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Audubon and The Birds of America- Podcast #51

John James Audubon had a passion for birds and he loved exploring America and discovering the many unique species of the land. This podcast correlates to one of our lesson plans: Audubon’s Scientific Illustrations with Upside-Down Drawing- Lesson Plan. It’s available on its own or as part of our Science Meets Art Drawing Package. John…

Balance, Symmetry, and Leaves- Podcast #50
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Balance, Symmetry, and Leaves- Podcast #50

This week I’m talking about balance, symmetry and how they’re related to leaves! Deanna’s unavailable, so it’s a solo episode this week! What is Balance? What is Symmetry? Balance is one of the Principles of Design Principles of Design:  How to use the elements of art to make art (Emphasis, Movement, Rhythm, Contrast, Variety, Balance…

3 Simple Principles for Art Classroom Management- Podcast #46
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3 Simple Principles for Art Classroom Management- Podcast #46

Welcome to Season 3 of the Anyone Can Teach Art podcast!! This week we’re talking about classroom management. We’re focusing on the art classroom but, of course, most of this applies to any classroom with children or even adults. Classroom management can be a real challenge for all of us, but there are some key…

Best Of: Using the Classical Model to Teach Art- Podcast #43
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Best Of: Using the Classical Model to Teach Art- Podcast #43

Episodes #23-27 were about how to use the Classical Model to teach art. We’re summarizing them for you in this ‘best-of’ episode as a great refresher if you listened to those episodes last summer. Or, if you didn’t get to listen to them then, this will be an excellent introduction to the Classical Model of Education…

Why Study Michelangelo- Podcast #40
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Why Study Michelangelo- Podcast #40

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was an amazingly talented painter, architect, and poet, but his favorite art form was sculpting. He was probably the most talented sculptor who ever lived, perhaps even the most talented artist who ever lived. His art was dramatic, detailed, and always perfect. The people he sculpted were usually twisting or displayed in striking…