Monday, September 28, 2015

1st and 2nd Grade Art

The first and second grade artists have settled quickly into the rules and expectations of the art program. We began the year with our talk about what art is, why we even bother creating and explored some of the ideas of what makes an object "art" or just a "thing". The discussion was lively and full of thoughtful and intelligent insights. We worked for two classes on observational drawings and the students learned to s l o w  d o w n, take their time and just look at the object before they begin to draw. It is a new process for some, there is always marked progress from the first attempt to the final drawing of the project. Try to encourage your child to draw objects at home, the more they draw, the more they see! We are beginning a new project based on intense black and white patterns called "zentangles" this week and I will fill you in more next week.

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