Fine Arts Resources

Curated by Knovation's Curriculum Specialists
Below are a few sample Fine Arts learning resources from our Content Collection.
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Alan Belkin Music: On Learning Musical Craft

Alan Belkin provides four of his pedagogical booklets about composing music. They discuss fundamental principles of musical composition, counterpoint, orchestration, and harmony. and provide guidance to student composers.

Fine Arts
High
ebook

Becker Collections: Drawings of the American Civil War

The Becker Collection showcases the drawings and observations of artist-reporters who worked for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper," a newspaper of the time. Find a visual record of the war along with other drawings that document what life was like in nineteenth-century America. Browse...
Fine Arts
High
Visual Material

Platonic Realms: The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher

Math Academy Online presents a great M.C. Escher (1898-1972 CE) site for connecting the arts and mathematics. As even Escher said, "For me it remains an open question whether [this work] pertains to the realm of mathematics or to that of art." Here you will find a biography of Escher as well as m...
Fine Arts
High
Website

PBS LearningMedia: Design Squad: Truss Bridge

In this video segment adapted from Design Squad, a PBS TV series featuring high school contestants tackling engineering challenges, students employ the concepts of tension and compression as they build a truss bridge without the aid of power tools. [5 min, 55 secs]
Fine Arts
High
Website

PBS Treasures of the World: Guernica-Testimony of War

A wonderful site describing Pablo Picasso's "Guernica," a mural he created for the 1937 World's Fair. The resource examines the civil war raging in Picasso's homeland of Spain and the frustration he felt toward the violence taking place there. Be sure to check out the "Education," link on the lef...
Fine Arts
High
Website