Video: MOMA In the Studio

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When it comes to Modern Art, it sometimes makes more sense if you can see how an artist made his or her particular works. In this YouTube playlist from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), you can watch artist and conservator Corey D'Augustine show you how painters such as Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and… Continue reading Video: MOMA In the Studio

Video: How Was It Made? Micromosaics

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When most of us think about mosaic art, we probably imagine something fairly large. Micromosaics take the mosaic artform and miniaturize it. In this video from the Victoria and Albert Museum, you can see how a micromosaic is made as they recreate a historical example. link to How Was It Made? Micromosaics

Website: My Modern Met

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This website has so much information that it can get a little overwhelming, but luckily it also has a really effective search function. If you are looking for anything from humanities to art history to artistic techniques, My Modern Met may have what you need. link to My Modern Met

Article: The Basics of Hand-Building Slab Pottery

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When most people think about the process of making pottery, they think about a potter using a wheel. While that is a very common way to make a pot, the art of making slab pottery is ancient in its own right. This article gives a good overview of the art form, and it includes links… Continue reading Article: The Basics of Hand-Building Slab Pottery

Website: The Spruce Crafts

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Applied (or Practical) Arts are those that exist in the space between Craft and Fine Arts. Depending on your point of view, they can belong to either category (or maybe both categories). If you're interested in learning a about papercraft or fiber arts, then this site is one that you should visit. link to The… Continue reading Website: The Spruce Crafts

Video: The Art of Making a Tapestry

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This video is required viewing for my Art Appreciation class, but it's so interesting, I wanted to include it here as well. Tapestry making is an amazing art, and it's one that I don't think is valued today as highly as it should be. Take a look and see what you think. link to The… Continue reading Video: The Art of Making a Tapestry

The Met: The Materials and Techniques of Drawings and Prints

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In addition to their amazingly varied collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (the Met) also provides educational materials on art-related topics. This particular resource walks you through various techniques for drawing and printmaking. I've already posted about a similar resource from MOMA for printmaking, but I think that the Met's version should… Continue reading The Met: The Materials and Techniques of Drawings and Prints

Videos: MOMA’s Pressure and Ink

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I've already recommended MOMA's YouTube Channel for those who are interested in learning about Modern Art, but they also have some excellent technique videos as well. In particular, I find their series Pressure and Ink to provide great information about printmaking. Specifically, they have detailed demonstrations (with solid explanations) of relief printing, intaglio printing, and… Continue reading Videos: MOMA’s Pressure and Ink

Article: Getting Started with Silverpoint Drawing

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This article is a perineal favorite of mine. The attention to detail impresses me every time I see it. I honestly knew nothing of silverpoint drawing before this, and I've found it to be a fascinating topic. If you're not familiar with silverpoint, the short version is that you use silver wire to draw on… Continue reading Article: Getting Started with Silverpoint Drawing