Artist Focus: Romare Bearden
First graders respond visually in their sketchbooks after viewing artworks by Romare Bearden.
Read The Legend of the Cherry Tree by Mason Locke Weems here, or for greater detail, here.
How would you illustrate this text?
Grant Wood (1891–1942)
Parson Weems’ Fable, 1939
Oil on canvas. Art@Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texa.
What do you see in this image?
What is the artist trying to communicate?
How do you know?
Learn more about George Washington and the Cherry Tree Myth by visiting the Mount Vernon website.
Martellus Bennett...he's been a football player, author, and artist.
Here are a few quotes:
"The inner kid has so many dreams, but some point, society tells us we're only allowed to be one thing, which I think is the wrong thing to tell kids. You can be anything in the world. I truly thought that I could be anything in the world."
"You need the mathematician, and the scientist, but you need the artist to dream up the big ideas."
"I know this isn't my last book. I know this isn't my last big idea. Creativity has no end."
Look closely.... is it a landscape, still-life, or portrait?
Students PLAN their artworks!
After making their plan,
it's time to create their masterpiece!
In the video below, students are very focused as they work on their Everyday Hero artwork. They choose their subject matter, style, and materials, but build on how we can use our art to honor another individual.
September 21st is the International Day of Peace! If you are looking for something fun to do...Make a pinwheel to encourage peace in our community and our world!
You can print out the template and visit pinwheelsforpeace.com. Enjoy!
Our tables will be named by different art movements or styles. The images above share students' TOP 6. They epitomize our visual aesthetic as a school, based on majority vote, grade K-5.