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November 2007

   
           
     
   
           
     

Additional Links:

Article:
“Art Across the Curriculum: Dig It” (page 22-24)

Information about Grant Wood:
http://www.grantwoodstudio.org/
http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/2aa/2aa551.htm

A reproduction of the 1932 painting “Arbor Day”:
http://webs.cedar-rapids.net/kwradio/arborday.html

Information about Arbor Day:
http://www.arborday.org

To find out your state’s Arbor Day:
http://www.arborday.org/arborday/arbordaydates.cfm

A reproduction of the painting “American Gothic”: http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/AA_Modern/pages/MOD_5_lg.shtml

In-depth information about “American Gothic,” its subjects and setting:
http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/americangothic/index.html

Information Grant Wood, by Janet Haven: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA98/haven/wood/home.html


Article:
“Clip & Save Art Print: “Approaching Storm,”
by Grant Wood ” (page 25-28)

Grant Wood’s lithographs:
http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/2aa/2aa551.htm

Going Back to Iowa: The World of Grant Wood:
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA98/haven/wood/intro.html

Art Access from the Art Institute of Chicago:
http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/AA_Modern/pages/MOD_5.shtml

Grant Wood’s Studio at 5 Turner Alley:
http://www.grantwoodstudio.org

An explanation of the process of lithography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithography

Series of lesson plans, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on
seasonal landscapes inspired by Grant Wood’s lithographs and painted landscapes: http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/JamieBarnhill2112003337

Lesson plan that explains the process of paper-plate lithography:
http://www.amaco.com/amaco-printing-lesson.html


Article:
“Cover Story/Spectacular Achievements: Audubon’s
Animals of North America”
(page 19-21)

Information about John James Audubon and his art:
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/audubon_john_james.html

Article:
“Incisive Bird Prints” (page 30)

Information about birds:
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/birds/home.htm
http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/ident.html

Article:
“Celtic Knot Block Prints” (page 34)

Celtic Knot Meanings:
http://www.ireland-fun-facts.com/celticknotmeanings.html




Article:
“eARTh ... it’s got ART: Collaborative, Symmetrical Butterflies” (page 39)
Click here for additional lesson plans.


Article:
“Tried & True Tips for Art Teachers: Printmaking ” (page 50)
Here is a larger version of placemat diagram from page 50. Sizes and color-codes can be customized to suit your particular art-room needs. (Note: The printmaking placemat mentioned in the article was for printing 6" x 9" plates onto 9" x 12" paper.

Click Here To Download A Larger Placemat Template

   
                         
           
                         
 
 
 

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