Contains over 18 Videos
Discover who the Celts were and what types of art they produced in this engaging and light-hearted programme. From metalwork to illuminated manuscripts to iconic knotted patterns, the world of Celtic art has a rich history that continues to amaze today. Our animated friend Norman steers an entertaining ride through Celtic history and culture, art mediums and materials, and the distinctive visual features and techniques of this art style. Show Less
From emakimono to manga, ukiyo-e to shodo, yamato-e to origami – the world of Japanese art is steeped in history, and it continues to amaze today. Our animated friend Norman steers an entertaining ride through the characteristics, history and cultural context of the main traditional forms of Japanese art, including some of the more unusual ones, and finishes with a look at art in modern Japan. Show Less
Understanding the effect of different lighting conditions on a subject and knowing how to compose a balanced image are key skills for any photographer. How these elements work together can be complex, but learning how to achieve different outcomes will make your photography more interesting and fun. This programme explores how lighting, composition and shooting techniques are combined to create the final image. Show Less
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
Photoshop has been described as a digital darkroom. Its range of brushes, palettes, filters and tools can be overwhelming, and taking time to experiment and get familiar with its interface is important if you are to get the most out of it. Here we explore some of the fundamental techniques of Photoshop. 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
Most cameras can do a good job in automatic mode, but there are times when you may want to take control yourself. You may have artistic reasons, or it might simply be that you don't like the results in auto. This video explains the four key elements at the heart of all cameras - lens, aperture, shutter and the sensor. Perfect for learners with no prior knowledge of art or photography, this is an engaging look at the classic principles of photography. Show Less
To some, street art and graffiti is nothing but vandalism. But to these young artists, it is a vital form of self expression. In this eye-opening programme we speak to eight members of Melbourne's thriving street art scene. Through their stories we examine not only Melbourne's street art scene, but also the contribution of street art and graffiti to art and society globally. We explore the history of street art, the influences on our featured artists, and the materials and techniques they use. We also define street art and graffiti, and discuss the contentious issue of street art in the gallery. Show Less
WARNING: This film contains nudity. Teachers are advised to view the film and use their discretion to determine the suitability of the programme for their students. Five Women. Five Artists. One City. In this "lyrical documentary about the intersection of location and imagination" (The New York Times), filmmaker Chiara Clemente shines a light on five women artists whose inspiration is fueled by living in the “cauldron of creativity” – New York City. The artists – Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer and Swoon – are at different stages of life and have widely varying cultural backgrounds; each has a distinctive passion, character, motivation and artistic style. But they all have one thing in common: the city to which they have journeyed and now call home. Show Less
Students will gain invaluable 'behind the scenes' insights into what is involved in conservation operations within the National Gallery of Australia.
This programme takes us inside three very different Australian galleries - the Sutton Gallery, the Heide Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery in Canberra - in order to gain a better understanding of how visual art is presented, promoted, and marketed in Australia. Through on-camera interviews, students meet relevant spokespeople from Australia’s art industry, such as gallery directors, curators and marketing managers. We learn about the key differences between public, private, and commercial galleries. Show Less
Making Photographs explores all aspects of photography. This programme is an excellent resource for both beginners and advanced students.
This programme profiles three high-achieving student artists: David O'Bryan, Ben Grosz and Kate McCulloch, who work with painting, drawing and photography respectively.
This video takes the novice through the basic pottery techniques. Techniques are demonstrated by Peter Pyne, a professional with extensive ceramics experience.