My goodness summer flies by quickly!
I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather of New England and beyond. As much as I love spending beach time with my family and friends over the summer months. I really look forward to getting back into the art room and creating some art with the students. I have been getting the room ready to foster a creative and safe environment that students feel free to share their unique style of art with each other.
At the beginning of each school year, I like to share a book that deals with a challenge. This year I choose A Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg. It is a wonderful reminder that mistakes happen (especially in the art room ) and how a mistake can be turned into something wonderful. It is a fabulous book to reflect on over the course of the school year.
The focus of the year is teaching children the Elements of Art using a variety of materials. We will be learning about many styles of art and artists as well as art history as it pertains to our projects.
We started the year working on a collaborative art installment that is in process in the art room. After discussing what a line “is” (A dot that just keeps going.)and brainstorming all different types of line, each student decorated a feather using different types of lines. We will be building our "wings" as a community of artists.
The ELEMENTS of ART
Line and Pattern, Shape, Color, Contrast and Emphasis,
Movement and Rhythm, Value, Texture, Balance, Form, Space, Proportion, Unity and Variety.