Thursday, February 5, 2009

More from the Student Art Gallery

Well, even though things are quite melancholy on the budget and economical front, and who knows if I'll have a job next year (and even if I do, will the money for SUPPLIES even be available?) and it's so gloom and doom, the talents and hopes for the future of our next generation remain.

Here is an example of some "mosaic" projects from a couple of weeks ago with the 2nd-4th graders. You may have already seen these in previous posts, or you may not. Right now the first Watercolor Discovery is in completion, and those are some awesome masterpieces that I cannot wait to share!And even though these next ones are older examples from last year, they are too impressive not to share. Last year, I incorporated a collage/cubism project from 2nd-8th grades (with modifications with lower grades) that educated them about Pablo Picasso, a little about his life, and how he came to paint in the style that he did. I showed the students this painting of him called "The Three Musicians"that he completed in 1921. We talked a lot about the source of the work, his imsporation and then of course the style.

Then the students were given a project. Grades 6th, 7th and 8th completed their own collage of "Three Musicians" and Grades 2nd-5th created a collage with one musicians. I was quite impressed by the results. Sure, that particular school year was a crazy one, but this project is a bright spot from it!

2nd Grader's Musician Collage
3rd Grader's Musician Collage

Two 4th Grade Musician Collages

Three 5th Grade Musicians

And the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade
s "Three Musicians"


  1. Wow, this lesson turned out GREAT! You have some incredibly talented little artists in your classes. Really makes me miss teaching primary. This is a great utilization of Picasso and intro to cubism. I think I'll have to do this here at home w/ my 5 y.o.!

  2. Wow! Lots of good stuff here!