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The Big A

Ideal for grades 1 - 3
Duration: fifteen minutes
Closed-Captioned
©1987 KCTS-TV Seattle
Series #178
Format:  DVD

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 Ais 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.

Click here for Guide Introduction and Inex
Click here for episodes # 1 - 10 teacher's guide.
Click here for Guide appendix and bibliography
Click here for Museum Educators Guide.

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