The Big A
THE BIG A
is designed to delight and instruct children in the skillful and imaginative process of looking at, talking about and creating art.
Lively animation introduces each episode and communicates the series theme -- In art, there are
many different ways of looking, thinking, feeling and doing.
THE BIG A, produced by KCTS, Seattle, is hosted by internally acclaimed cartoonist Don Arioli,
who guides a cast of five youngsters as they work with him in his studio, talk about famous works of
art, explore museums and galleries, and visit with well-known artists.
The episode order provides sequential, systematic instruction. However, each episode is a
complete unit, allowing teachers the option to alter the sequence.
THE BIG A is based on the nationally recognized art curriculum of the Ohio Department of
Education. The series offers balance and comprehensive instruction that integrates the four disciplines
of the visual arts: art history, art criticism, production and aesthetics.
Rights granted with purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b)
public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.
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