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October 2007

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Art & Science: A Curriculum for K–12 Teachers

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All 12 lesson plans in Art & Science: A Curriculum for K–12 Teachers are now available online. In this curriculum students learn about scientific illustrations, the chemistry of pigments and glazes, art conservation practices, the role of gravity in balanced sculptures, and species and habitats that are depicted in works of art.

The curriculum includes lesson plans, a timeline, and background information about works of art in the Getty Museum's collection. All lessons connect to national and California state content standards for visual arts and science.

View Art & Science: A Curriculum for K-12 Teachers.

Paint pigments
Teach chemistry with art by studying 17th-century paint recipes

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Teachers' Open Workshop
When Impressionism Was a Dirty Word
October 27, 2007, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Getty Center

Professional Development Opportunities

Teachers work together in a Getty workshop
Collaborate, explore, and learn in Getty Museum workshops

A limited number of seats are still available for this free, one-day workshop for K–12 teachers. The workshop explores Impressionist paintings made in the second half of the 19th century that illuminate a radical break from the European tradition of painting at that time. You'll learn methods for teaching with Impressionist works of art in your classroom through presentations in the Getty Museum's galleries and hands-on activities.

The workshop will include an overview of Impressionist works in the Getty Museum's collection and activities focused on the ideas and individuals that shook the art world at that time. Attendees will receive lesson plans and reproductions of artworks.

Call (310) 440-7300 to register. Space is limited, so sign up now!

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Depicting the Life of an Artist

Current Exhibitions

What was it like to be an artist in 16th-century Rome? Invite students in grades 6–8 to travel back in time through the exhibition Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro: Artist-Brothers in Renaissance Rome. In a series of drawings made around 1595, Federico Zuccaro tells the story of his older brother Taddeo's hardships and triumphs as a young artist.

Adapt the lesson "Telling Stories: Witness to a Brawl" to examine the story depicted in the drawing Taddeo Leaving Home Escorted by Two Guardian Angels. Discuss the gestures and expressions of the figures in the artwork. Then have students determine which moment in Taddeo's artistic journey is portrayed by describing the "who, what, when, where, and why" of the story.

Taddeo Leaving Home / Federico Zuccaro
What story did Federico Zuccaro tell in his drawing Taddeo Leaving Home Escorted by Two Guardian Angels, made about 1595?

View the lesson plan "Telling Stories: Witness to a Brawl."

View a series of 20 drawings about Taddeo Zuccaro's early life as an artist by Federico Zuccaro.

Learn more about the exhibition Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro: Artist-Brothers in Renaissance Rome, on view at the Getty Center through January 6, 2008.

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