Lesson inspired by smART Class.
First art project of the school year! Today after school I hung five art classes worth of art work. Up and down the huge ladder that I haul from hallway to hallway. I have ten art classes art work to hang still. It may be a lot of work to hang artwork but it is very worth it. I think it’s very important for artists to see their work displayed. As I was hanging art, a 3rd grader had come back to school with her mom to get something she forgot in her classroom. The mom started asking her daughter questions about her work in the hallway. They had a lovely conversation about her art. This is part of what art is, getting people to talk and question new ideas.
We learned some new art vocabulary. Monochromatic means something that is one color with tints and shades of that color. Tints would be white with color added and shades are the color with black added.
Stay tuned for the second projects of the school year! 3rd graders are starting to learn about Madison artist Bruce Howdle with a clay project, 4th graders are starting to learn about Wisconsin Georgia O’Keefe with watercolors and 5th graders are starting to learn about American Pop artist Andy Warhol and printmaking.