Our Clothesline Art Show was a huge success- and showcased the wide variety of projects the students tackled this year!
One of our last projects in grades two through five was a collage based on the work of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. In Art History the students learned that collage as an art form is relatively new (just over 100 years old) .I felt this fact (and related project) coincided nicely with the centennial anniversary of World War 1 – how that event changed the map of the world, and how the lead up to, and aftermath, changed the map of “ideas”.
In Art History the students continued to add to their art history timelines, which are getting VERY accordion-like! Though not “complete” yet, I feel the boys and girls are beginning to gain an understanding of the sequence of history’s images, architecture and ideas.
As we begin the summer travel season, I will be sending a flyer home to parents detailing what I think are some of the more exciting art exhibits currently on display at museums and galleries within a reasonable distance. Hopefully the students will take some things they’ve learned this year, make some connections on their travels and report back to me in September. With any luck, I’ll get to some of them myself!
We’ve covered a lot of territory this year and there’s much more to come next year!
In Friendship, Teacher Chris firstname.lastname@example.org
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