Crystal Productions

  1. Peggy Flores teaches a class of young students the art of making dimensional paper masks in this lively video. After folding a sheet of paper in half, she forms it into a basic face, then adds a nose, colorful eyes, eyebrows, mouth, ears, and hair, using scraps of paper she cuts, then curls, twists, bends, and shapes. She shows how to turn these simple masks into as many different faces as the imagination of your students can make them – all from two sheets of construction paper

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  2. A cleverly animated program of the artist Henri Rousseau for young viewers. A bird, Puffer, in an entertaining manner, interviews Rousseau giving him the opportunity to explain how he developed his unique style of painting birds, animals, and plants.

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  3. Join Puffer as he drops in on Florence, Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and learns about the art of Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Raphael.

    “...makes an excellent addition to public school video libraries.”

    – J. Cox, Midwest Book Review

    “This simple yet interesting introduction to an important part of our artistic heritage will be embraced by art teachers for use with young students.”

    – T. Bateman, Elementary Teacher

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  4. Teacher Peggy Flores demonstrates the paier–mache process as she constructs a large pop art candy sculpture in the style of Claes Oldenburg. After making a large bag from folded newspaper, she stuffs the bag with paper and seal the top. Strips of newspaper are dipped in paste and placed on the bag which she then paints with the candy package design. A variety of student examples are also shown.

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  5. This animated program for young viewers explores the life and artwork of artist Henri Matisse. Puffer the puffin interviews Matisse giving him the oppotunity to explain how his work evolved from colorfully patterned paintings to his unique paper cutouts.

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Crystal Productions

Crystal Productions

Crystal Productions, producers and distributors of art educational resources, was founded in 1973 to support and promote art education in the schools by teaching the skills, techniques, and history of art. It works to foster an understanding and knowledge…


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Crystal Productions, producers and distributors of art educational resources, was founded in 1973 to support and promote art education in the schools by teaching the skills, techniques, and history of art. It works to foster an understanding and knowledge of art in all cultures, and it strives to enhance the preparation of educators with respect to their knowledge of content, techniques, and learning processes, and facilitate communication among teachers. The company participates in many state and national educational association conferences annually in order to bring new materials to the attention of educators.

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