|"Great art picks up where nature ends" Marc Chagall|
We studied warm and cool colors and then they drew and painted two sunflower still lifes.....
|Sunflowers like Van Gogh|
|Sunflowers in warm colors|
|Sunflowers in cool colors|
|Fishy Color Wheel||l|
|Color Wheel of Loooove|
This was my favorite project of the week. In researching for lesson ideas, I kept stumbling across story quilts in the style of Faith Ringold. BUT, I didn't like any of the ones I saw that were done by kids in the same age group as my guys, so I made up my own based on "Artist Speak". We talked about what artists do and made a list of words-some theirs and some mine- here's what they came up with.
Another favorite- just a simple tracing of their hands with a lifted finger to provide a resting spot for a butterfly.....some careful coloring and creative drawing and voila! another masterpiece!