Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
~ Camille Pissarro
What an exciting month we have had in Art! The Dallas Museum of Art’s Go Van Gogh Program has been very successful. 4th grade students enjoyed Art of the Lone Star State, 3rd grade enjoyed Art of Africa, and 6B boys enjoyed Lights, Camera, Action! All Go Van Gogh programs feature hands-on activities that provide opportunities for individual creative expression.
Pre-k & Kindergarten
We will be making a card with Saint Patrick leaves and water colors for the month of March. We will also be working on Robots made out of shapes.
3rd & 4th Grade
During the months of January and February, students looked at movement in works of art. The focus: Impressionism. Students were presented with a brief history of the Impressionism art movement, focusing on capturing the overall impression of a scene through effects produced by using light and color in various ways. Students studied Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Camille Pisarro, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Eduoard Manet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Paul Cezanne. Impressionism will evolve into Post-Impressionism with artists such Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.
Beginning in March, students will study Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne and Pablo Picasso. Students will examine their paintings, their works of art. Students will study why these artists were inventive and perfect in the many different aspects of their art. Lesson overview will focus on shapes and structures, shapes and spaces, and drawing people who pose.
1st, 2nd, 5th , 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades
In Art the 1st and 2nd graders are busy mastering “Line Abstract Drawing” and “Watercolor Seascapes.”
The 5th and 6th graders are learning about surrealist artists who are well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images.
The 7th and 8th graders are learning about one of the most prolific artist ever, Pablo Picasso. We are studying and will be drawing one of his contributions to the art world, cubism. Cubism is the idea of looking at something from different angles. We will be working with oil pastels.