Find inspiration in the work of artist Kim Abeles and in poetry lessons that connect to works of art in the Getty Museum’s collection. These videos were excerpted from the 2012 Culminating Event of the Art & Language Arts program.
Artist Kim Abeles Discusses Her Work at the Getty Center Los Angeles-based artist Kim Abeles addresses social, political, and environmental issues in her innovative works of art. In this video, she describes her work, process, and inspiration.
Elementary Teachers Share Arts-Integrated Lessons at the Getty Center
Elementary teachers present their unique ideas for how to connect Impressionism, a still-life painting, and poetry to their classroom curricula.
A Poetry and Art Lesson by Paula Rucker
Teacher Paula Rucker describes how she engaged her fourth and fifth grade students with Impressionist paintings and then discovered that she, and not just her students, could create art and make it a part of her life.
Every year the teachers who graduate from the Art & Language Arts program share an exciting array of creative lesson ideas and remarkable student work—and this year was no exception. On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Getty Museum hosted its 12th annual Culminating Event of the Art & Language Arts program. This year we had the great fortune to hear from artist Kim Abeles, who inspired teachers with her socially- and environmentally-engaged works of art.
Teachers from Carlos Santana Arts Academy enjoyed coffee and conversation before the program.
Teachers were in great spirits on an exciting day of sharing, learning, and inspiration.
Museum educator Theresa Sotto introduces artist Kim Abeles, who made a giant paper sculpture out of one day’s worth of trash from an elementary school.
Artist Kim Abeles spoke about her innovative Smog Series, works formed from the particulate matter in the air.
With the help of a few volunteers, Dorothy Hernandez demonstrates a creative “Match Game,” in which students must match their piece of the still life with other students’ pieces to form a complete set.
Paula Rucker from Canterbury Elementary School displays her student’s cheerful Impressionist-style landscape. Learn more about Paula Rucker’s inspiring story and lesson ideas on The Getty Iris.
Kindergarten teacher Abigail Almeida proudly describes the animal sculptures that her students created.