School's Out: Self-Taught Artists

Subjects: Arts, Personal Development
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Source: Ovation Classroom

This documentary follows Grandma Moses, Bill Traylor, and William Hawkins -- all self-taught artists. Moses helped to popularize folk art; Traylor grew up as a slave and began making drawings using crude tools; and Hawkins used enamel house paint on board. All three of these artists were discovered late in life and have proven that without lessons it is possible to create visionary art that is unique, original, and riveting. 


30-minute runtime; one-year copyright clearance.

Dec 6 at 4:00am ET/PT

School's Out: Self-Taught Artists

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