In Lafayette’s art studio classroom we are not only learning about the elements, principles and media of the visual arts, but are using the arts to gain a greater understanding, depth and richness of language arts, math, science and social studies curricula. Using the arts to teach, creates learning that is internalized and understood by children with all learning styles and on multiple levels. By educating students through the visual arts and traditional academic content simultaneously, I help inspire and nurture the truly creative thinkers needed for this new millennium.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Second Graders Love Making Faces:)

Observing faces, making faces, exploring how artists paint and sculpt faces that all show emotions... from silly to angry, to determined (yes, a second grade word!) to relaxed... and then DRAWING expressive FACES ourselves. 

Next, after exploring Picasso's blue period, Dr. Seuss's "My Many Colored Days" and Warhol's Marilyn Monroe faces, we will add color to show emotion and create mood in our portraits.
Playing Pass the Painting: What is the emotion? How do we know?

Making Faces... what do our eyes do? our mouths? eyebrows? foreheads?

Drawing our own expressive faces... next week, color!


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