Educator Resource Search Results

Displaying records 1 - 10 of 20.
Video: Ancient Greek Vase Production and the Black-Figure Technique
View full record
Used for the storage and shipment of grains, wine, and other goods, as well as in the all-male Greek drinking party, known as the symposium, ancient Greek vases were decorated with a variety of...
Video: Ancient Greek Vase Production and the Black-Figure Technique
Video: Boulle Marquetry
View full record
Contemporary marquetry artist Patrick Edwards employs traditional tools and techniques to create works worthy of great artists of the past such as André-Charles Boulle. Boulle employed two kinds of...
Video: Boulle Marquetry
Video: From Delft to Chicago
View full record
In this video, two artists recreate the Art Institute's Delft vase by employing the same time-tested techniques artists used to create the original. The entire process is illustrated, from preparing...
Video: From Delft to Chicago
Video: Coin Production in the Roman World
View full record
Coins were made of pieces of gold, silver, or bronze, known as blanks, which were cast or cut to specific weights. To make a coin, a blank was sandwiched between a pair of dies with engraved designs...
Video: Coin Production in the Roman World
Video: Silversmithing, Part 3—Casting Silver
View full record
Silversmith Ubaldo Vitali pours silver into the complex mold, completing the transformation from hollow wax to silver. He then burnishes and polishes the silver until it shines like Kienle's original...
Video: Silversmithing, Part 3—Casting Silver
Video: Porcelain Kendi, Part 1— Recreating Forming
View full record
Porcelain artist Yuki Nyhan demonstrates the production of a kendi, the unadorned form of the Art Institute's Chinese ewer. She prepares the clay, shapes it, and creates a blank canvas that will...
Video: Porcelain Kendi, Part 1— Recreating Forming
Video: Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
View full record
In the ancient Mediterranean world, the earliest-known mosaics, which date to the 8th century B.C., were made of large, water-smoothed pebbles arranged in geometric patterns. Over time, they were...
Video: Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
Video: Porcelain Kendi, Part 2—Painting in Cobalt
View full record
Porcelain artist Yuki Nyhan demonstrates the painting of a kendi, the basic form of the Art Institute's Chinese ewer. She paints botanical designs with cobalt pigment, using different brushes and...
Video: Porcelain Kendi, Part 2—Painting in Cobalt
Video: Making Ancient and Byzantine Mosaics
View full record
There's more to mosaics than meets the eye. The design and arrangement of hundreds or thousands of tesserae (stone or glass cubes) was a complex process involving meticulous planning. However, before...
Video: Making Ancient and Byzantine Mosaics
Video: Silversmithing, Part 4—Hammering the Stand
View full record
Vitali demonstrates the silversmithing process used to construct the base of the horse and the rider, which involved heat and hammering rather than molding and casting.
Video: Silversmithing, Part 4—Hammering the Stand
Page
12<

View mobile website