Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford conceived Open Studio, the inaugural project of the Getty Artists Program, for a target audience of K-12 teachers, with the goal of making contemporary arts education accessible to teachers and classrooms across the nation and around the world. Authored by noted international artsits, Open Studio, is a collection of art-making activities that presents the unique perspectives of practicing artists. Each activity is presented as a free, downloadable PDF that includes an art-making prompt, an artist biography, and images of the artist and works of art by the artist.
Artists who have provided prompts include: Mark Bradford, Jon Cattapan, Graciela Iturbide, Michael Joo, Kerry James Marshall, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems and Xu Bing.
Xu Bing’s art-making prompt can be downloaded here.