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, April 26, 2015

COLOR is COOL! ... and WARM:)

First graders spent some time last month playing with color... mixing secondaries and tertiaries from primaries and slicing the color wheel in half as we learned about warm (fire! hot lava!) and cool (blue water, cool green grass) colors.

Van Gogh's "Wheat Fields" was our inspiration piece for a landscape painting as we traveled to color stations dab, dab, dabbing like Mr Van Gogh, separating our warms and cools at the horizon line.