|New York Film Festival Award, 2004.
Travel with your students to a place where history and art converge and enjoy the thrill of the Lewis and Clark expedition through the eyes of the artists whose images bring this epic story to life. The most important expedition in American history was a journey to unknown places of untold beauty and terrible danger. Ever since these brave explorers returned with stories of their adventures in the West, artists have been inspired by the people and events of this remarkable expedition.
A perfect way to integrate art with your students’ study of American history, the first part of this two-part program takes you on a visual journey with Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, illustrated by works of artists both past and present.
In part two, join artist Ron Ukrainetz he creates a historically accurate painting inspired by the expedition. From an initial scout of the location to finishing touches in his studio, Ron shares his artistic vision and techniques, vast knowledge, and especially his enthusiasm for Lewis and Clark.
Inspiring Journey: Lewis and Clark Through the Eyes of the Artist is suitable for upper elementary, middle, and high school students. An instructional guide with suggestions for classroom activities is included.
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