Our Woods, Our Creek
The Outdoor Studio
We began our recent drawings with a study of color using chalk pastels. Our first year artists blended pastels, using mostly analogous colors. These studies became the backgrounds for our later work in the outdoor studio. We took our colored papers out to an area n the woods, and each child decided which part of the woods or creek to render. Finally, we reflected on our work, and defined areas and completed our compositions in the studio. Pastel and charcoal techniques were introduced and incorporated in this work. Our vivid nature studies are appearing in the Steward Building lobby.
Ava W.'s and Zoe's self-portraits are among the first year Stage III pieces appearing in the Steward Building!
The Art of Reading
This Art/Library collaborative class has been fascinating! Carmen and I have been inspired by the inventive ways the children have been translating their thinking into words and images. Our 16" x16" paintings are appearing on the board in the hallway of our Stage III building.
Last week Carmen led a wonderful discussion. She showed us minimalist illustrations depicting various tales, and we had to guess which tale the image represented - and why. Can you guess which story the the poster below (sorry about the small size!) depicts? The children guessed every image Carmen showed them, and their responses revealed very creative thinking!