I Can Fly 2: Kids, Painting & Art Appreciation

I Can Fly 2: Kids, Painting & Art Appreciation

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  • 28 minutes


Hosted by teenager Austin Eve Irving
Created and Produced by Linda Freeman
Written and Directed by David Irving

How do you make a great painting? This fun, exciting 28 minute tape thoroughly explores five key elements of painting: color (at 2 minutes), light (at 7 minutes), style (at 11 minutes), texture (at 17 minutes), and subject (at 23 minutes).

Hosted by teenager, Austin Eve Irving, this documentary features the artwork of Art History’s most well-known and important painters such as Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse (and several others), as well as modern African American Artists, Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden.

The documentary also features performances by internationally acclaimed theatrical troupes such as BLUE MAN GROUP and the Paper Bag Players. This show is appropriate for children of all ages. We defy anyone of any age not to appreciate and make art art after seeing this inspiring documentary.

Austin Eve Irving introduces a variety of artists and some basic elements of their art.
Romare Bearden’s process of collage.
Romare Bearden says, “Art should be an adventure.”
Howardena Pindell talks about painting.
Numerous works of art are shown and discussed, such as this print by Hokusai.
Faith Ringgold talks about believing that you can do anything if you really want to.
Jacob Lawrence demonstrates painting form and color.
The documentary explores "subject" and painting those things we see around us everyday.
Students are encouraged to “look around them” and paint what they see.
Works by Goya (above), Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Matisse, Degas, Renoir and others are shown.
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