Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fine Art in the Library

Here are some photos from the Fine Art in the Library class I am teaching at the Leduc Public Library. It's a 6 week class for kids ages 10 and up. We'll be learning about six famous artists with six very distinct styles.

There were 13 kids at this week's lesson which was on Vincent Van Gogh.

We used pastels which the kids really enjoyed ~ especially when it messed up their hands.

Everyone chose to either work from Starry Night or one of Vincent Van Gogh's sunflower paintings.

The students were thrilled when Vincent even made a personal appearance in the form of an action figure!

Next week we'll be learning about Matisse. It promises to be a fun and substantially less messy experience when we do some "cut out" art.


Anne said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Great pics from the event! :-)

Kim Mailhot said...

This is great, Dawn ! I used to teach my grade 1 and 2 students all about great artist, the Impressionists and Modernists, etc.. They so loved it and found it very, very inspiring !
I can't wait to see your Matisse inspired stuff !

sherry lee said...

What an amazing class/program for these children...opening doors some of them may never have thought to look through.

Love the new look here by the way!

arlene said...

Is verry niiice!! Josh broke out the pastels at home and has been Goghing today. It works to smeak into the class!

carolyn said...

i found your blog via the queen of arts! (kim)
i am teaching my 4th graders about van gogh right now and they are making their version of sunflowers using a glue outline and then filling in with chalk pastels.where did yo get the van gogh doll? i love him! he would a nice addition to my art room!

Maija said...

That is so fabulous!!! Lucky kids!!!

Heidi said...

Wow! what a great class, my girls would love it! My kids school has a program (separate from regular art) that does something similar, they study a particular artist, and his or her style, and recreate one of their works. The result is always very cool!

Karyn said...

What? You started with van Gough? What a surprise!

Really though...this looks like a great class - lots of fun.

Great photos, too!