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The Smithsonian Art Museum is coming to Seldovia!

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on December 1, 2012

A Community Education Opportunity presented by The Seldovia Public Library


The Seldovia Public Library will be hosting a live videoconference with The Smithsonian Art Museum on Wednesday, December 5th from 10:30 a.m.   – 12 noon. Everyone is welcome! The event will be presented by a docent from the Smithsonian and will be a collaboration with the Craig Public Library and the Craig Elementary School. Here is a brief description of the purpose of the course:


To See Is To Think (Grades 1 +)


It is important to learn the language of art and consider the many choices artists make when creating their work. Attendees will learn a basic visual vocabulary and form interpretations based on visual evidence. After participation in the videoconference, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and use the elements of art and principles of design

  • Use visual vocabulary to articulate observations and interpretations of artworks

  • Reflect upon, assess, and compare artworks

From “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross

“The thing that’s so fantastic about painting, it teaches you to see. Teaches you to notice nature … I’ve had people write and say ‘Bob, there’s been a tree living out here in my front yard for 25 years, and I never paid any attention to it, and I started painting a little bit, and son of a gun, now I notice that tree, and there’s shape and there’s form and it’s a whole new world that’s opened up just because I’ve started painting.’ It teaches you to really see things … there …” –Bob Ross, 1990

Look at the world with an artist’s eye and begin to really SEE it. Join us at the Seldovia Public Library, on December 5th at 10:30 a.m. for this exciting opportunity! For questions, please contact Rosanna McInnes at 399-4204.

Homeschooling parents, please note that the following educational standards will be covered in this presentation:

National Standards

Visual Art

K-12.1 Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes;w_palette_detail

K-12.2 Using knowledge of structures and functions;

K-12.5 Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others;

K-12.6 Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.

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