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Getting To Know Drawing Media

20 minutes 48 seconds

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This animated video introduces elementary-age viewers to basic drawing materials and techniques. Topics include: graphite and colored pencils, charcoal, chalk, pastels, crayons, markers, papers, and sketchbooks. Part of All About Art Series.

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Runtime: 20 minutes 48 seconds

Color illustration of a red pencil hovering above splotches of green, orange, and gold. Caption. Layering color over color is a way to blend colors.
All About Art
Episode 1
20 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
Closeup of abstract painting with angular black lines and swathes of orange, purple, yellow, and green against a beige backdrop. Caption. The diagonal lines in this painting are dynamic.
All About Art
Episode 2
23 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
Closeup of an abstract painting with angular forms in red, yellow, blue, and white with black outlines. Caption. Wassily Kandinsky uses the primary colors.
All About Art
Episode 3
23 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
3 figures stand around a larger than life stone sculpture of a head next to a hand. Caption. Child as Narrator. Sculptures can be made from many materials.
All About Art
Episode 4
25 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5

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    Pamela J. (Newburyport, MA)
    October 28th, 2020 at 08:54 AM

    This is a great video to use to introduce students to how, what, where a particular type of media is used