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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Virtual Field Trip - Gethsemani Farms

Here are some great sites I wanted to share with you for today.

About site One:
Age Range: 8 and up

At this website you can watch videos and see photographs of how Trappist monks at Gethsemani Farms in Kentucky have been supporting themselves since 1848 by making and selling fruitcakes.

To view this site you can go click the attached link at Gethsemani Farms


About site Two:
Age Range: 9 and up

The Museum of Modern Art in New York offers this terrific interactive presentation that demonstrates what an artistic print is and how it's made. Renowned works of art have beenMuseum of Modern Art

created using various print methods by artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Otto Dix, and Andy Warhol to name a few.

At the site you'll see an introduction and a menu of the four best-known printing techniques including:

  • Woodcut - In this demonstration you can virtually cut a block of wood to create a print. Then, explore the gallery of woodcut prints by selected artists.
  • Etching - Try your hand at applying acid to a metal plate to etch an artistic image. Explore the steps to create an etching and view the gallery of artistic etchings.
  • Lithography - Use virtual lithographic crayons to draw an image on a polished slab of limestone. See how lithographic prints are made. Explore the lithography gallery
  • Screenprint - Use a blade to cut a stencil and create a screenprint. Follow the steps to learn the complete process. View the gallery of artistic screenprints.
To learn more about this site, please click the attached link of 

Courtesy of Click Schooling

Happy Schooling!

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