My Kinders are learning to make secondary colors from our primary colors by painting a Kandinsky-Inspired circle. We talked about the russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and looked at his interesting paintings. We discussed his artwork and talked about how he said he could "hear colors." We then created our own fun abstract "songs."
"I applied streaks and blobs of colors onto the canvas with a palette knife, and
I made them sing with all the intensity I could"
ALL CHILDREN ARE ARTISTS. THE PROBLEM IS STAYING ONE WHEN YOU GROW UP.
My first graders this week are learning about Pablo Picasso! I love this lesson because the students really love looking at all his crazy paintings, and his work inspires all of the students to speak out and describe artwork. I also tell the kids what he was famous for saying: "All children are artists!" and I believe they are all encouraged to get a little wacky! Also, I love hearing them pronounce his name at the end of class. So fun! Here are some images of their wacky Picasso-inspired portraits.
I hope that you have had the opportunity to stop by the school this week to see the Grand Celebration! Family members are invited to eat lunch with their children and they can have their picture taken. PTO asked if the art class could make a background for it and so we set up shop and got to work. Kids from Kindergarten through fifth grade worked on it. I think it looks really great, excited to get some finished photos on the blog!
My little Kinders are exploring watercolor paints and oil pastels this week! After reading Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, we drew some crazy wild things ourselves. We painted over them with crazy colors and listened to some KarenO and the Kids. It was a great week!