Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fine Art in the Library, 3rd week

On Week Three
we discovered the work of
painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

First we painted our canvases blue,
and let them dry.

Then some of the kids looked at some of the reference materials to be inspired
to create their own Chagall-ish paintings.
We talked about how and why Chagall used a lot of symbolism in his work.

The Eiffel Tower showed up in many of the paintings, as did Roosters, Flying People and Violins. One of the students even did a painting of a stained glass window.

Next week is April 1st ~ come back and see who our featured artist is next time round!


Anne said...

I love seeing what the kids create. Thanks for taking pictures and sharing them with us. It is soooooo cool! :-)

Kim Mailhot said...

These are wonderful ! I especially love the "dot" couple flying upwards! So sweet.

Happy Thursday, you great art guide, you !

Heleen said...

I love Chagall! it must have been great to get inspired by his work!