7 programs - var. lengths; 5-6; Art; Produced by: International Telecommunication Services (1999)
This series emphasizes "hands on" art with materials that are readily available at home or in school. Art concepts are also introduced and explained during the "how to" segments.
- Art: Fill in the Space
- Am I Finished
- Color, Brushes, and Paint
Artist & the Beach: Clark Fitz-Gerald
20 min.; 9-12; Art, Fine Arts, Maine Studies, Social Studies; Produced by: Maine Maritime Academy (1979)
Clark Fitz-Gerald, a sculptor from Castine , Maine , explores the intertidal zones on local beaches. He shares his thoughts and reactions regarding certain forms and shapes found in nature and how they are involved in creating a piece of sculpture.
Everything in Art
15 programs - 15 min. each; 7-12; Architecture, Art, Fine Arts; Distributed by: International Telecommunication Services (1987)
Everything In Art programs introduce each topic with an historical overview of art related to the theme and focuses on the contributions of a famous artist with background information about his/her life and times. Visual stimulation, through visits to museums, art studios and other related sites, encourages students to use their imaginations and to undertake new approaches to their classwork.
- Animals In Art (John James Audubon)
- Buildings In Art (Frank Lloyd Wright)
- Cartoons In Art (Honore Daumier)
- Clothing In Art (Francisco de Goya)
- Faces In Art (Rembrandt Van Rijn)
- History In Art (Gilbert Stuart)
- Labor In Art (George Bellows)
- Landscapes In Art (Jean Baptiste-Camille Carot)
- Machines In Art (Leonardo da Vinci)
- People In Art (Edgar Degas)
- Posters In Art (Henri Toulouse-Lautrec)
- Religion In Art (Michelangelo Buonarroti)
- Sports In Art (Winslow Homer)
- Still Life In Art (Paul Cezanne)
- Storytelling In Art (Norman Rockwell)
4 programs - 15 min. each; 5-12; Fine Arts, Music; Produced by: Chevron USA, Inc. (1985)
Jazzmakers celebrates jazz, America 's unique contribution to the world of music. Taped before a live student audience, the series combines instruction with entertainment.
- Art Blakey
- Marian McPartland
- Kenny Burrell
- Nancy Wilson & Richie Cole
Maine Artist and Landscape Project - The Lucid Mark - South School Interviews Dennis Pinette
K-8 ; Art/Fine Arts, Maine Studies; Maine Artist and Landscape Project
Dennis Pinette talks about painting a landscape: mixing colors and building the texture. He also talks about what matters to each individual student when painting landscapes.
Maine Artist and Landscape Project: Waypoints - Tanglewood Interviews Eric Hopkins
30 min.; K-8; Art/Fine Arts; Maine Stuides
Eric Hopkins talks about the meaning of the landscape in his life and work. Among the dynamic paintings in his Farnsworth Art Museum exhibit, the campers ask him the kind of questions all children would want to know. Mr. Hopkins gives a lively response about the inspiration for his work in "the meeting of land, sea, and sky." In a rousing session, the campers then paint in his style. They take up brushes again to do paintings of landscapes that are important to each of them. As one girl says "...it was a once in a lifetime experience."
4 programs - 16 min. each; 7-12; Art, Fine Arts, Maine Studies; Produced by: Maine Coast Artists (1980)
Several of Maine's most distinguished artists are shown discussing their philosophies, goals, attitudes and techniques.
- Reuben Tam
- Neil Welliver
- Denny Winters
- Leonard Craig (1982)
Maine Art Museum Trail
4 programs - 30 min. each ; 6-12 ; Art/Fine Arts; History; Maine Studies ; MPBN, Lewiston , ME (2004)
Since the 1800's, the splendor of Maine has provided inspiration to many of America 's most important artists, including Winslow homer, Edward Hopper, Louise Nevelson, Berenice Abbott, and three generations of Wyeths. To showcase the magnificent art that is Maine 's heritage, seven Maine art museums have collaborated to create the Maine Art Museum Trail, bringing stories and collections of Maine art museums.
- Bowdoin College Museum of Art
- Farnsworth Art Museum
- The Ogunquit Museum of American Art
- The University of Maine Museum of Art
- Portland Museum of Art
- Bates College Museum of Art
- Colby College Museum of Art
Maine Student Film Festival
120 min.; K-12; Art, Fine Arts, Maine Studies; Sponsored by: Maine Alliance for Media Arts (1989)
Shows the work of the winners and finalists in the annual student film and video festival (13th Annual, 1989). Includes examples of both live action and animation techniques.
Masters & Maestros
7 programs - 60 min. each; 4-6; Art, Fine Arts, Music; Distributed by: International Telecommunication Services (1987)
Dr. Ted Brown, a gifted artist becomes the character he is presenting through set and clothing representative of the time period in which the artist lived to tell "his" story. Dr. Brown plays the original compositions and paints in the styles used by the original artist while explaining why the artist developed such a style, or composed a particular work.
- Van Gogh
- da Vinci
Portrait of America
11 programs - 50 min. each; 3-12; Art, Economics, History, Language Arts; Produced by: Turner Broadcasting (1986)
Filmed on location and narrated by Hal Holbrook, these award-winning programs tell the story of America through the positive contributions of its people. Each program is divided into five segments which may be shown as an entire state or viewed by the social concepts developed such as leadership, politics, conservation, economics, cultures and neighborhoods.
- Rhode Island
- Washington, DC
Portraits: The Americans
12 - 15 min. programs; 4-8; Art, History, Language Arts; International Telecommunication Services (1997)
American history and literature are filled with stories of individuals who have made a difference to the nation, their communities and, in many instances, the world at large. In addition to noted historical figures such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross and Thomas Jefferson, there are many, many people whose personal stories enrich our understanding of human nature, democracy, the physical world, the rights of common people and the ability of one person to make a difference. Portraits: The Americans, tells these stories by combining history, literature, music and art with surfing the Internet and video production. John Robbins - host, narrator and producer - is joined by students Shamis Beckley and Dwayne Nitz while they create portraits of famous and not-so-famous historical figures. The stories of these figures introduce entire units of study and unlock studentscuriosity about such topics as the American Revolution, westward expansion, natural history and conservation. Designed to instill good reporting skills as well as educate, Portraits demonstrates the joy of discovery. Each biography begins with a timeline illustrating dances, topics, food and favorite sports figures of the day. The unfolding of the subject's life story parallels the development of the portrait, executed in a manner to convey the spirit of the individual. Enlightened narration combined with information extracted from other media and locations evokes people, places or moments in American history. The program ends with a completed portrait.
- John James Audubon - John James Audubon (1785-1851) came from France to live in America at age 18. Enthralled by American birds, he was determined to paint each species life-size. At the time, his drawings were unappreciated in America, but he found fame in England where Robert Havell faithfully engraved and hand colored each of his bird portraits and published four substantial volumes of Audubon's art.
- Elizabeth Blackwell - Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was America's first female doctor. She came from England at age 10 and at 28 graduated from Geneva (NY) College of Medicine. After practicing briefly in Paris and London, she returned to New York City where she and her sister founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1853.
- Buffalo Bill - Buffalo Bill's (1846-1917) real name was William Frederick Cody. He was a scout for the Union before and during the Civil War. He acquired his nickname through his business of supplying buffalo meat to workers on the Kansas railroad. With legendary marksman and riding skills, he formed the immensely popular Wild West Extravaganza in 1883 that toured America and Europe for 30 years.
- Annie Oakley - Annie Oakley (1860-1926) was born in Ohio as Phoebe Ann Moses. At age 12, she helped support her family by supplying game birds to a Cincinnati restaurant. In her teens, she was discovered by Buffalo Bill and became one of his featured performers. She was first woman to hold the undisputed title of world's greatest sharpshooter - an honor she held for many years.
- Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin's (1706-1790) electrical discoveries and inventions opened doors for him to a diplomatic career in Europe at the time of the American Revolution, making him the most internationally famous American of the 18th century. In the position of plenipotentiary, he was the Continental Congress'agent vested with full power to transact business on behalf of the American war effort.
- Deborah Samson - Deborah Samson (1760-1827), a young school teacher, wanted to play an active role in the American Revolution. Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtliff, she signed up for three years as a Continental soldier and served with distinction until illness forced her to quit the war.
- Benjamin Banneker - Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) was the best-known African American of his time. As a free black, he wrote against slavery; as a land surveyor, he assisted in the survey of what became the District of Columbia. He was also a mathematician, astronomer and almanac publisher.
- Benedict Arnold - Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), the most famous traitor in American history, had been an American hero. Early in the Revolution, he fought fearlessly in battle. However, his love of the "good life" eventually led him into financial trouble and, for a large sum of money, he switched his loyalty to the British.
- John Muir - John Muir (1838-1914) emigrated from Scotland to America as a child. He grew up in Wisconsin and studied plants and animals at the state university. He covered America on foot and settled in California where he fell in love with the giant redwoods and the natural beauty of the land. As founder of the Sierra Club, he helped President Teddy Roosevelt establish restrictions to protect America's forests.
- Nellie Bly - Nellie Bly (1864-1922) was the pen name of journalist Elizabeth Cochrane, who invented the "stunt report." She used aliases and disguises to ferret out stories that often exposed unacceptable conditions, whether in an insane asylum or a baby-selling ring. In 1889, she decided to beat Phileas Fogg's fictional record of circling the world in 80 days - she did it in 72.
- Jim Thorpe - Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) was a Native American from the Sac and Fox tribe. His life was a series of "firsts." In the 1912 Olympics, he became the first and only person to win both the Pentathlon and Decathlon; he was the first American to simultaneously play professional baseball and football; and he became the first president of the National Football League.
- Mary McLeod Bethune - Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born in South Carolina. As a child she picked cotton with her parents Samuel and Patsy McLeod. Nearby there was a school for Negro children founded by Emma Wilson, who taught her reading and math. Her dream was to become a foreign missionary; instead she found her mission in Florida where she established a college for African Americans. She went on to serve under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman and established the National Council of Negro Women.
15 - 15 min. programs; 5-10; Art/Fine Arts; International Telecommunication Services (2001)
In each segment, students are first introduced to a piece of art in a local museum; then a local artist explains how he/she does comparable art; and finally students in a classroom do a similar project to model the steps for viewers. The series demonstrates real-world applications of the techniques taught in art classes with the goal of helping students understand that the art projects they do in class can lead to a career in art or even an exhibit in a museum.
- Clay Figures
- Watercolor Techniques
- Found Object Art
- Pop Art
- Mixed Media
- Slab Pottery
- Ceramic Tiles
- Abstract Watercolor
- Clay Sculpture/Pottery
- Wood Sculpture
- Electrostatic Art & Weaving
- Metal & Sculpture/Wood Turning
Teens 'N Theatre 2
30 min.; 5-8; Alcohol & Drug Education, Communication, Guidance, Health, Fine Arts, Self Awareness, Teacher Education; Produced by: Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition (1987)
Improvisational theatre is being used nationwide in successful adolescent pregnancy and drug and alcohol prevention programs. In 1986, the Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition funded a new theatre group at Skowhegan Junior High to impact on the issues facing fifth through eighth graders. The troupe of 35 young people, under the direction of Marti Stevens, performs for schools and organizations statewide. The program explores the process by which young teens and school officials can cooperate in addressing the issues of adolescent sexuality, peer pressure, alcohol and drug abuse, self-esteem building, inter-generational communication and drop-out prevention. It also shows how teen theatre works to motivate students and to improve the overall communication climate in a school. It can serve as a framework for replication of the teen theatre concept in your school district or as background and preview before inviting TNT 2 to visit your school.
Theater in the Classroom: Approach to Learning
4 programs - var. lengths; 1-8; Fine Arts, Teacher Education; Produced by: Brunswick Public Schools (1991)
The following programs are designed as instructional materials for teachers who would like to use theater exercises in their classrooms to encourage students to work, discover, and learn together. A background in theater is not necessary to use these materials effectively in the classroom.
- Introduction & Different Parts Of The Stage (15 min.)
- The Warm Up & What - What (15 min.)
- Statues, Trust: Blind Circle & Mirrors (15 min.)
- Gestures, Polaroids, Machines & Graphics (30 min.)