Archive for the ‘Art-making activities’ Category

Storytelling, Still Lifes, and Celebrations: Day 1 of the Art & Language Arts Program

July 30th, 2012 11 comments

We are so excited to work with teachers from Jaime Escalante Elementary School, 42nd Street Elementary, Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Carlos Santana Arts Academy, and Woodlake Ave Elementary! We spent the day roaming the galleries while they were closed to the public and creating works of art bursting with color.

To the teachers who participated today, what is a specific strategy or activity that you will take back to your classroom?

New Videos: Artist Kim Abeles, Poetry and Art Lessons

June 7th, 2012 Comments off

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.

800-Year-Old Manuscripts Connect to the Present Day

January 30th, 2012 Comments off

Teachers in this year’s Art & Language Arts program discovered just how illuminating medieval books can be! Last Saturday at the Getty Center, teachers learned how books were made in the Middle Ages, created laws for imaginary kingdoms, illuminated tales of dragons and angels, and more!