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A collection of resources for students for students in Intensive Art.

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Books @ the Library

The library has a large collection of art books! You can find most of them upstairs in the Q (quarto) section. See some examples below.


Welcome! This guides provides you access to art databases and websites that will help you during your Intensive Art class. Please reach out to any librarian if you have questions - we are happy to help!


Vincent van Gogh: Self-portrait with a Straw Hat (verso: The Potato Peeler), oil on canvas, 16 x 12 1/2 in. (40.6 x 31.8 cm), probably 1887 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967, Accession ID: 67.187.70a); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artemisia Gentileschi: Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, oil on canvas, 965×737 mm, 1630s (Windsor, Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Reference Number: ML 499); photo credit: The Royal Collection. 

Artist Habits of Mind

  • Develop Craft: Learning to use tools and materials; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • Engage & Persist: Learning to embrace problems of relevance within the art world and/or of personal importance, to develop focus conducive to working diligently on tasks.
  • Envision: Learning to picture mentally what cannot be directly observed, and imagine possible next steps in making a piece.
  • Express: Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, and/or personal meaning.
  • Observe: Learning to attend to visual contexts more closely than ordinary “looking” requires, and thereby seeing things that otherwise might not be seen.
  • Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work + working process and the work of others.
  • Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • Understand a Community of ART: Learning to interact as an artist with other artists (i.e., in classrooms, in local arts organizations, and across the art field) and within the broader society
Studio Habits of Mind from Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, Hetland, Winner, et al, Teachers College Press, 2007.‚Äč