We have looked at art collages, specifically the work of Lois Ehlert . . .
and created collages of our own.
And now we are learning about the beautiful Impressionist works of Claude Monet . . .
These are not quite finished yet, but here are a few pictures of the beginning of the process. The children chose colors they wanted to use in their paintings, considering if they wanted their Impressionist painting to represent Fall or Spring. (We looked earlier in the week at different works of Claude Monet, noting the feelings and seasons his colors seemed to represent. For example, the children thought this work looked distinctly Fall-ish . . .
|The Rose-Way in Giverny|
especially in comparison to something like this
which seemed to them to look much more Spring-ish.)
After selecting colors, they squirted away . . .
and then rolled the paint in all directions!
After the paint dries, the children will be adding their own Japanese bridge and a small photo of themselves standing upon it. I will post some photos of these lovely works, when they are completed.
Update: Here are a few of the children's finished works!
We have also been creating art with "ice" crystals, using salt painting . . .
and drawing a plethora of penguins.
All these pieces have been installed in our classroom children's art museum!
To build our museum we first used a box of laminate flooring I had lying around in my attic. The children slid the pieces together like a giant puzzle, and I used tiny pieces of duct tape to ensure the pieces stayed connected. This is clearly not a permanent solution for a laminate floor, but it worked perfectly for this "temporary installation."
Next we turned our house area kitchen around, and mounted art pieces on the back of it. It made a great display space. I also used the house area mirror as a freestanding display stand (which can be viewed from either the front or the back.) It looks fabulous with all the crystal art pieces!
After hanging the children's art museum sign, we were ready to go! Siblings and parents were invited, tickets were created and punched, and a wonderful visit was had by all!
Coming soon to our museum and this blog:
Completed Monet Impressionist Art Pieces!