Art – Drawing With Rembrandt
Learn to draw with Rembrandt! These videos cover the elements of shape known as OiLS – circles, dots, straight lines, angled lines and curved lines – as well as mirror images, upsidedown images, abstract art, and perspective. If you or your child want to learn to draw, this is a simple, easy-to-follow series. If you are a Classical Conversations tutor or parent, this will help you with the drawing unit.
Art and Drawing (in Classical Conversations Weeks 1-6)
- OILS (Week 1) – episode 1
- OILS Review – episode 2
- Using OILS to Draw a Fish – episode 3
- Using OILS to Draw a Lion – episode 4
- Beginning Mirror Images (week 2) – episode 5
- Intermediate Mirror Images – episode 6
- More Intermediate Mirror Images – episode 7
- Advanced Mirror Images – episode 8
- Beginning Upside Down Images (week 3) – episode 9
- Advanced Upside Down Images – episode 10
- Beginning Abstract Art (week 4) – episode 11
- Abstract Pyramid Project – episode 12
- Beginning Perspective Drawing (week 5) – episode 13
- Pyramid Perspective Project – episode 14
- King Tut’s Mask Mirror Image Part 1 – episode 15
- King Tut’s Mask Mirror Image Part 2 – episode 16
- How to Draw a Camel – episode 17
- Adding a Background Scene to a Drawing of a Camel – episode 18
Drawing With Children by Mona Brookes
Making Music With Handel
Tin Whistle and Music Theory (in Classical Conversations Weeks 7-12)
Learn to play the tin whistle with George Frideric Handel. This is a slow and gentle approach to learning the notes of the tin whistle and basic music theory. If you are a Classical Conversations tutor or parent, this will help you with the tin whistle and music theory unit.
- Tin Whistle Introduction and Left Hand Notes – episode 1
- Review of Left Hand Notes and Hot Cross Buns – episode 2
- Tin Whistle Right Hand Notes and Hot Cross Buns – episode 3
- Tin Whistle C# with Left Hand Notes and Hot Cross Buns in A – episode 4
- Tin Whistle Mary Had a Little Lamb in G with Left Hand Notes – episode 5
- Tin Whistle Mary Had a Little Lamb in D with Right Hand Notes – episode 6
- Introduction to Dynamics – episode 7
The Artist Detective
Art and Great Artists (in Classical Conversations Weeks 13-18)
Learn about the Great Artists on The Artist Detective! Rembrandt, the host, will introduce one artist while other artists from across time vie for your attention and comment on similarities in their lives or art. This will help you get to know and review the Great Artists, especially if you are in Classical Conversations.
- Giotto Biography – Cycle 1, Week 13
- Lorenzo Ghiberti Biography – Cycle 1, Week 14
- Fra Angelico Biography – Cycle 1, Week 15
- Albrecht Durer Biography – Cycle 1, Week 16
- Michelangelo Biography – Cycle 1, Week 17
- El Greco Biography – Cycle 1, Week 18
- Rembrandt Biography – Cycle 2, Week 13
The Composer Detective
Great Composers and Orchestra (in Classical Conversations Weeks 19-24)
Learn about the Great Composers on The Composer Detective! George Frideric Handel, the host, will introduce himself, while other composers from across time vie for your attention and comment on similarities in their lives or music. This will help you get to know and review the Great Composers, especially if you are in Classical Conversations.
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