Utilizing New Technology for Art Education
Pretty soon we’ll be launching our updated digital version of our classic Famous Artist course. We’re excited to tap into a new generation of students who are used to having the world at their online fingertips. Utilizing technology for education has enormous possibility for all of us. More and more organizations are providing free audio and video podcasts. Most recently I discovered the National Gallery of Art’s podcast page which is a great resource for videos about artists, including a beautifully shot short film about Arshile Gorky and this excerpt from a movie about Edward Hopper, narrated by Steve Martin. Another great resource is NPR’s podcast directory which archives weekly art-related radio stories and chats. They can also be subscribed to weekly and downloaded right to your computer. The Information Age may be overwhelming at times, but when you can pinpoint your focus and use these new media tools to expand your knowledge base and keep you inspired you’re on the right track.