Antsy Adams

Artist and art educator, Gay Bechtelheimer will read the book "Antsy Ansel" by Cindy Jenson-Elliott. Afterwards, we will paint a landscape inspired by Ansel Adams work.


Tape, Yarn, Clothes Pin, Cotton Balls, Liquid Tempera or Acrylic, Paper, & Stiff Piece of Cardboard

(Watercolors may be substituted for tempera. You will need a brush instead of a cotton ball)

Antsy Ansel

Win the book!

After you complete your art project, post your artwork in the comments section of the video. One winner will be drawn at random on Friday, July 17th.

About the book "Antsy Ansel: a Life in Nature"

As a child, Ansel Adams just couldn't sit still. He felt trapped indoors and never walked anywhere--he ran. Even when he sat, his feet danced. But in nature, Ansel felt right at home. He fell in love with the gusting gales of the Golden Gate, the quiet whisper of Lobos Creek, the icy white of Yosemite Valley, and countless other remarkable natural sights. 

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United States Congress.