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Patricia Ritter

Contact Name: Patricia Ritter

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Phone: (270) 433-5605

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Patricia Ritter http://www.artmusic.net/index.html

Patricia creates artworks in watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and photography and has been teaching students and adults in schools and community settings for over 20 years. She creates a safe environment for everyone to participate in innovative hands-on art activities while encouraging students to use the power of their creativity to express themselves, develop critical thinking skills and gain art skills. From teaching drawing, painting, small and large scale murals, collage, photography, and small sculptures, she shares her artistic knowledge to connect the arts to lifelong learning, the joy of creating and careers in the arts.

Contact Patricia Ritter at artmusic@duo-county.com

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Showcasing The Arts! Looking At, Responding To and Creating Art

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Working with provided prompts and art examples students will complete a pre-assignment. The artist will then hold a virtual session with PowerPoints on her art in different mediums and her journey as an artist. Another PowerPoint with examples and discussion of careers in the arts across all disciplines will be presented while Q&A with the Artist will enhance engagement throughout. A third PowerPoint with directions and examples will lead students to create their own work of art based on one of the artist’s pieces. Using simple materials makes this doable in the classroom or at home for all grade levels.

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Program Title: Using Your Visual Voice - Collage and Paper Arts

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

Program Description:

Students are introduced to several collage artists and shown examples of their work…including Romare Bearden, Pablo Picasso and several modern collage artists through examples. I point out how each artist uses collage elements and materials differently to express themes, ideas and opinions. Any subject can be explored by asking students to create a collage representing whatever they are studying in the classroom – including history, time periods, cultures, favorite artists, social issues, landscapes, faces (realistic or abstract). This project has wide appeal for all ages and abilities and can be adapted for special needs students. Can also be used as a recycling project using magazines, newsprint, discarded books and many other collected materials.

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Program Title: Designing and Painting a Mural - How to Work Together to Illustrate Themes

Program Type: Arts Integration

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Students are introduced to public murals, art works and artists – including Diego Rivera, Violet Oakley, Thomas Hart Benton and works from Ireland to the Middle East and beyond– discussions are centered on the uses of public murals to focus on historical, social and political uses and how an artist takes an idea and expresses it effectively visually. Students learn how to develop a theme, create individual sketches using the elements of art and principles of design, collaborate with others to arrive at combining ideas and drawings into a cohesive design, instructed on how to enlarge drawings on site and continue to draw and paint alongside a professional mural artist to complete the artwork.

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