1. Choose an Artist and Get Background Information
You can find lots of information on world-famous artists, like Picasso, but not as much on less famous ones.
For today’s class, you can choose a Tucson artist from these lists:
Tucson Artists’ Open Studios This site gives an art image, a map to the studio, artist’s web page, and contact info.
Artists’ studios April 14th and 15th 2012 tucsonopenstudios.com/artists.php
Studios arranged by zip code. http://www.tucsonopenstudios.com/studios.php
Google Map of the studios. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=214558702952893952236.0004a0dad36d1f63b5f1d&z=11
Google Many artists have their own web sites. Or they may be mentioned on the web sites of museums or galleries.
· Type in your artists name, plus the word “art”: Russell Recchion art
· Also try this search, using quote marks: “Russell Recchion” art
· Look at some of these web sites. What can you learn about the artist?
· From the Google results page, click Images (top left)
o Warning: This may find art images of your artist, but it will find lots of unrelated things as well.
o Click an image. This will open a larger version of the image, with its web page behind it.
o Try the links, at right. (Remember: most images are automatically copyrighted)
· To copy an image and paste it into an email (to yourself).
o Right-Click an image. Select Copy from the menu.
o Compose an email message to yourself.
o Right-click the message area of the email. Select Paste from the menu.
Arizona Daily Star Tucson’s daily newspaper may have news stories on your artist
· In the lower right corner, find the Publication box. Type this in the box: Arizona Daily Star.
· Above this, checkmark the box for: Also search within the full text of the articles
· In the search box, type your artist’s name. Click Search. Review the results.
· Email the article to yourself. First open the full record. Then on the right side, click Email, and follow directions.