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Art

DaVinci

We studied Leonardo Da Vinci. First, we studied one of the best-known paintings in the world. We searched the art room to see if their was a copy….We studied the Mona Lisa! We learned that this painting took Da Vinci three years to paint. When Da Vinci was originally approached, Mona Lisa’s husband, Francesco, didn’t […]

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Fiber

For the past couple weeks we have been a busy group: Fiber has been the theme…. Using Alpaca Fiber the group has made apple decorations by winding yarn around a cardboard apple base. Also – using yarn and glue they made very abstract yarn paintings. Last week – using Alpaca roving – the group wet […]

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Ringgold

For our third week, we studied Faith Ringgold. Faith Ringgold created beautiful, colorful story quilts. From the age of two, Faith Ronggold was often bedridden due to asthma. During the time that she missed from school, her mother kept her busy by sewing, reading, writing, drawing, and coloring in her books. Her mother also told […]

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Klee

For our second week of Neutron Art, we studied Paul Klee. We learned that Paul Klee was gifted and had two choose between two loves: music and art. He came from a musical family, but also loved art. Klee used arrows and birds to show movement within his paintings to move the eyes of the […]

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Purple Baby

The group used their fingers and brushes to paint leaves on printed blanks of tree trunks and plant stems – we ended with play dough and a story read by Aline to practice colors. I must mention Gabrielle got in the mix too – painting herself purple….

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Pointalism

Today we studied Georges Seurat and the style that he created, pointalism. We examined a photograph of Seurat and learned a little about his life. He was a shy man, who was described by friends as an organizer. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte was painted over two years and Seurat made over […]

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Paint,paint,paint. The Quarks Love Paint!

Today the Quarks continued work on their art books constructed from large manila envelopes. They worked on a new page/envelope to hold the prints they made a few weeks ago. The kids used various objects including t.p. tubes,corks,fake leaves,sponges,and tin foil to “stamp”paint onto their page. I also showed the kids a fun technique to […]

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Self Portraits and Dough Sculptures

This week the Quarks made mixed media self portraits. A few weeks ago the kids posed for pictures with whatever expression they wanted. Some smiled,some chose silly faces. Last week they painted canvas board that would serve as the backround for their portraits. This week I brought in prints of their pictures which they glued […]

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Print Making

The Quarks (4-6 yr olds)have been busy with print making. We taped pieces of tin foil to the table (so it wouldn’t slide around )and then squirted a generous amount of one color of paint on to the surface. The kids used foam brushes to cover the tin foil with paint and then used q-tips to […]

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Exquisite Corpse Drawings

Last week, we discussed the surrealist art movement of the 1920’s and the transition from art based on reality to art from an artist’s imagination. We tested out the new digital projector and looked at art from Dali, Miro, Magritte, and Man Ray. We then looked at the Exqisite Corpse artwork that came from collaboration […]

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