Commissioned by Oklahoma State Legislature
Dimensions: 80 x 50
Teaching with Jim Thorpe
Overview & About the Artist
Information about the artwork and the artist.
Teaching with Jim Thorpe (PDF)
Resources specific to Jim Thorpe that include; educational standards, historic and visual art details and suggested reading.
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: Life-Size Portraits (PDF)
Students will examine the historical portraits of Will Rogers, Sequoyah, Robert S. Kerr, and Jim Thorpe and create a life-size portrait of a partner. Students will then discuss the visual art techniques used to communicate likeness and expression in a portrait.