Contains over 8 Videos
Learning to take great pictures begins with a solid understanding of camera settings and the effects they produce. This introduction to how a digital camera works looks at lens types, focus, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and exposure. Follow along as our photographer provides helpful explanations and visual examples of these camera basics. Show Less
America’s Indigenous peoples are not amazing simply because they gave the world popcorn (although it is pretty amazing). They also developed diverse artistic forms and traditions, ranging from the practical to the ceremonial. Richly visual and densely informative, this introduction to Southwest American Indian art explores the culture and artistic expression of distinct nations including the Pueblo, Navajo and Apache. Show Less
Say ‘kia ora’ to the indomitable Maori peoples and learn about their eye-catching artistic forms and practices. This is a visual feast that begins with the Maori migration to The Land of the Long White Cloud and ends in present day New Zealand, where time-tested art making methods are still practiced. This celebration of Maori art reveals a vibrant and enduring tradition that intertwines beauty, belief, strength and fear. Show Less
Adventurers might still be on the hunt for El Dorado, the fabled city of gold, but there’s plenty of treasure right here in this engaging introduction to the gold-loving, sun-adoring, llama-farming Incas and their art. Comprising a host of materials and methods, the artistic creations of the mysterious Inca run the full gamut from the practical to the ceremonial, and viewers are offered a lavish overview. Show Less
Want to impress your pals with your Renaissance art knowledge?! Our enthusiastic, art history loving narrator breaks down the context, key artists and art features that defined the Renaissance period. Filled with fast paced banter between our expert and his reluctant sidekick, this is a light, entertaining and contemporary take on the topic, sure to resonate with students. Show Less
It’s hard to believe paintings of water lilies could be controversial, but that was exactly the case for the Impressionists. This is the story of a group of rebellious artists whose unconventional style stunned French critics and became the first movement in modern art. Narrated by an enthusiastic art history fan and his uninformed sidekick, this is a fun and contemporary take on the topic, sure to appeal to secondary school audiences. Show Less
This video takes the novice through the basic pottery techniques. Techniques are demonstrated by Peter Pyne, a professional with extensive ceramics experience.