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Title:
Craft in America. Teachers.
Author:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher.
Uniform Title:
Craft in America (Television program)
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication Information:
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, 2016

[Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2016

©2016
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (60 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Documentary.

"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions"--Container.

"PBS Arts."

Widescreen.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-PG (this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
ISBN:
9781627898133
UPC:
841887029513
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Summary

It's an inspirational journey to the artists, objects, techniques, and origins of American craft. It highlights the renowned individuals who are equally committed to their own artistic visions and to sharing their skills and passion for craft with students and artists of all ages. Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and her sister, Lynda Teller Pete, learned the craft of weaving by observing family.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-This award-winning series examines artists, techniques, and origins of American craft, and this segment follows four unique teachers who share their talent with students and artists of all skills and ages. Two Navajo sisters weave rugs and tapestries in the shadow of canyon walls. Their grandmother encouraged them to continue weaving "because one day you will travel the world and tell people about our work." The siblings believe that their skill is a gift to be shared, and they do so by teaching at a craft center with a focus on Native programs. For glassblowing artist and teacher Mark Mitsuda, instructing is about more than just knowing how to blow glass; it's about understanding materials in a different way. Artist Therman Statom, who works at a craft program for underserved youth in Omaha, NE, believes that teaching is the highest form of advocacy for change. The episode ends at a college in New York with professor Linda Sikora, who believes that being in the pottery studio inspires her teaching, which in turn influences her craft. While the DVD does not explicitly provide ideas for supplemental activities, it would serve as a good catalyst for writing exercises (about an inspiring teacher or a skill students would like to share with others) and craft projects. VERDICT A great addition to public libraries with homeschooled populations as well as to school libraries. It also has a multicultural component, as the episode highlights several Native crafts.-April Everett, Rowan County Information Systems, NC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.