Ash to Art

Ash to Art

Turning the worthless by-product of The Glasgow School of Art fire into 25 priceless works of art.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • It was no other Art School
  • Firefighters are tackling a major blaze
  • An iconic building
  • It’s all gone on the inside
  • It’s the worst thing that could have happened
  • 25 of Britain’s leading artists
  • Create new art from the ruins
  • Using the charcoal from the fire
  • A powerful experience
  • A very famous Art School
  • It’s helped a very famous art school literally rise from the ashes
Look Up #8

Look Up #8

Lab of Ornithology

 

Birds-of-Paradise sport some of the strangest feathers in the bird world. The male King-of-Saxony takes the cake with stiff ornamental feathers (up to twice the male’s body length) sprouting from the top of his head. He also has a piercing call that sounds anything but bird-like. Filmed by Tim Laman near Tari Gap in November of 2010.  Explore the Birds of Paradise Project HERE

Free lesson plans HERE

Free Teaching Resources HERE

A map of New Guinea

New Guinea

 

 

Look Up #2

Look Up #2

Lab of Ornithology

 

The feathers on this hummingbird’s throat are surprising. One minute they’re bright red, the next, black. This is known as iridescence, a common, showy feature of many birds’ plumages, from hummingbirds to starlings to jays to ducks. Iridescence doesn’t exist as a pigment—it is a structural color created by light striking the feathers. In each iridescent feather, keratin, melanin, and air are arranged in such a way that the appearance of the feather changes at different viewing angles.

 [All about birds]

 

Look Up

Look Up

Lab of Ornithology

 

The Wire-tailed Manakin’s dance may be one of the most impressive in the bird world, but it can’t be performed on just any dance floor. Like many other species with elaborate displays, the male very carefully selects his dance site relative to the sites of other males in the area. Together these sites are known as an exploded lek. Each male picks a location that is easily visible to females and then carefully maintains it, clearing away anything that might obscure the view or get in the way of his performance. 

 [All about birds]

 

Let your imagination run wild

Let your imagination run wild

DW English

Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
  • Food Artist
  • She lets her imagination run wild on her breakfast plate
  • You’re not supposed to play with your food
  • Upload the images using the photo platform instagram
  • She rapidly became popular
  • The main advantage is that you get instant feedback
  • She places great importance on using the best quality products
  • She usually eats the dishes herself
  • Ida gathers inspiration in the museums
  • My love for food and my love for art
  • Great works of art on toast
  • Her collection already includes 23 plates
  • Ida’s online success quickly led to job offers
  • A Norwegian publisher suggested a joint book project
  • It should be fun not perfect
  • It is due for release in English
  • Ida has begun giving workshops
  • She has quit her day job and is now self-employed
  • I’m going to be doing Food Art fulltime for a year or so at least
  • Going with the flow

Get inspired  by visiting Ida’s instagram account HERE