The students have been using our “Artist(s) of the Month” as a template of sorts for multiple projects this year. This month’s artists (both born in December) are Henri Matisse and Philadelphian Stuart Davis. The students in all grades have been doing paper collage projects (per Matisse) and 3rd. through 5th. grades are currently doing a painting based on the semi-abstract style of Davis.
In Art History we’ve been jumping around a bit; between Leonardo Da Vinci, Edward Hicks (Quaker painter of “The Peaceable Kingdom”, which our Extended Day room mosaic is based on), Matisse and his “Fauve” friends and James Turrell (another Quaker , considered one of our greatest living artists and who works with light and color on a grand scale).
First grade was introduced to styrofoam ink printing recently. The experience of pulling their first proof was a thrilling experience, although the idea that any words they used had to be spelled backwards on the plate was a bit confusing at first! Currently they are making their own collage papers for an Eric Carle – inspired book they are making in conjunction with Teacher Richelle, their homeroom teacher.
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