Commissioned by the Oklahoma Centennial Commission
Dimensions: 72 x 90
Location: Second Floor
Teaching with A Storm Passing Northwest of Anadarko
Overview & About the Artist
Information about the artwork and the artist.
Teaching with A Storm Passing Northwest of Anadarko (PDF)
Resources specific to A Storm Passing Northwest of Anadarko that include; educational standards, historic and visual art details and suggested reading.
Activity: Color Theory (PDF)
This lesson will introduce the students to the basics of color theory, as well as the ways in which artists use color to guide the viewer’s attention through a paintings composition.
Activity: Genres in Painting (PDF)
Landscapes, portraits, and historical paintings are all categories, or genres, of painting which your students will see when exploring the Capitol Art Collection. This lesson will help students understand and differentiate the various genres in the visual arts. Students will learn to identify major genres, and will learn to discriminate between a painting’s subject and its genre.
Activity: Landscape Painting (PDF)
Using Wilson Hurley’s Centennial Suite paintings as a starting point, students will create their own landscape paintings. Students will experiment with various techniques to create an effective composition including foreground, middle ground, and background. Students will also learn how to render the illusions of depth and reflection of light in painting.