"How do you talk to your kids about art?" and Other Questions | The Art Assignment | Summary and Q&A

March 20, 2014
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"How do you talk to your kids about art?" and Other Questions | The Art Assignment


Sarah and John Green answer questions from viewers about "The Art Assignment" series.

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Key Insights

  • 😑 The Green brothers express gratitude for the responses to previous assignments, highlighting the creativity and diversity of submissions.
  • 😒 They emphasize the adaptability of the assignments, encouraging participants to use their own resources and unique life situations to complete them.
  • 👻 The hosts discuss the collaborative nature of "The Art Assignment," featuring assignments created directly by the artists they commission.
  • 🎨 Accessibility is an important aspect of the series, with the first two episodes designed for individuals with limited resources.
  • 🌍 Raising art-appreciative children can involve simple activities like discussing art, visiting museums, and exploring the visual world.
  • 🥰 The hosts acknowledge the difficulty in defining art, highlighting the subjective nature of personal definitions.
  • 🥰 People who claim not to like art are encouraged to explore different types and find what resonates with them individually.


Hi, I'm Sarah Urist Green. And I'm John Green. And we want to thank you all for your amazing responses to Toyin's assignment. Yeah, there have been so many wonderful, intimate, indispensable, GIFs. Or GIFs. Or GIFs. We've seen artists explore the indispensability of the line. SARAH URIST GREEN: Or we've seen people showing the spinning wheel of the... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: How many episodes will be in each season, and how much time will be between seasons?

The hosts don't have a specific answer to this question as it depends on various factors. They emphasize enjoying the present and not worrying too much about the future.

Q: Are there going to be any art assignments for those of us who are really poor, with no car, in a suburban area? I'd like to participate.

The first two episodes were designed with limited resources in mind, and creative interpretations are encouraged. They cite examples of people, such as meeting their dog or baby, who have successfully completed the assignments.

Q: Do the artists you feature create the assignments, or is it a collaborative effort with PBS?

The assignments are created directly by the featured artists. The hosts commission the artists to create the assignments.

Q: What do you suggest I do if I don't have access to doing the full assignment? Is there something smaller I can do that has the same meaning?

There are no strict rules, and viewers can interpret the assignments in their own way. If a particular assignment doesn't work, they can wait for a future one that resonates with them.

Q: What are your ideas for raising kids with good art appreciation?

Discussing art with kids, visiting museums or art parks, and exploring the visual world around them are all good ways to cultivate art appreciation. The internet also offers high-resolution art that can be easily accessed.

Q: What is your personal definition of art?

The hosts admit they don't have a specific definition. They believe that the more one thinks about it, the harder it becomes to define. They align with the idea of "knowing it when you see it."

Q: How do you respond to the statement "I just don't like art" without being dismissive?

The hosts recommend exploring different kinds of art, likening it to finding a type of sandwich that speaks to an individual's taste. There is a wide variety of art, and everyone can find something they enjoy.

Q: Are there deadlines for each of these art assignments?

There are no strict deadlines for submitting assignments. The hosts will review videos as they come in, and even if it takes a year, they will continue showcasing their favorites.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Sarah and John Green thank viewers for their responses to Toyin's assignment, highlighting some of the creative and intimate submissions.

  • They answer questions about the number of episodes and the time between seasons, stating that they don't know but encourage viewers to enjoy the present.

  • They address the accessibility of the assignments for people with limited resources, emphasizing that creative interpretations are encouraged.

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