Friday, April 28, 2017

Harold and the Purple Crayon "Paint Along"

Kindergarten artists used purple paint on large table-sized sheets of paper to "paint along" with the classic story "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and "A Picture for Harold's Room."  They worked collaboratively to practice group work skills like sharing space and materials.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Imaginary Friends based on "We Forgot Brock"

For Fayston's Red Clover Day, we focused on the book "We Forgot Brock," a story about a boy and his imaginary friend. At our Art Room station, artists drew their imaginary friends and we created a school-wide collage of all of their fantastic creatures.

Collaborative Springtime Murals for Vermonte Carlo PTO Fundraiser

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Inspired by Monet's Waterlilies

What color is water?

First and second grade artist learned about Impressionist painter Claude Monet. We talked about how Monet broke from the art traditions of the time by painting outside in nature and trying to capture the beauty of sunlight at different times of day.  We looked at examples of his many waterlily paintings.

Google Arts & Culture has some very cool tools for getting up close and personal with famous works of art. 

You can take a virtual tour of Monet's waterlily paintings at the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris using Google Art Project.  
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You can use the ZOOM tool to get close enough to one of Monet's Water Lily paintings that you can see each impressionist brushstroke. 
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