Batik is a method of dying using resist. It's all over the world. Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, China and Africa all have unique ways of dying fabric this way.
Why do people decorate fabric?
We're going to make a MONOPRINT using cut-out paper resist.
People have been making sculptures of, what else, people for a long time all over the world.
Sculptures tell stories of people.
How might our stories be the same? Different?
What stories do these African sculptures tell?
What stories do these South American sculptures tell us?
What stories do these Asian sculptures tell?
What story do you want to tell?
Van Gogh loved to bring his landscapes to life with movement! We can see his brushtrokes, moving around the painting. Let's trace the brushtrokes in Starry Night together.
Now, let's play a game. Is it a Van Gogh landscape or a Hudson River School landscape? HOW do you know?
Gorgeous 19th Century Landscape Painters.
What is special about landscape painting in the 1800s, before cars and airplanes made it possible to travel thousands of miles (relatively) easily?
Are there still ways that artists can share things with us that we normally wouldn't see?
Students practiced using diagonal, horizontal, and vertical lines to show different actions for working and playing. They learned how to make a clay figure, and then chose an action to depict. Ask your child to explain what their figure is doing, but don't forget to tell them what you guessed, first. :) So impressed with their work!
Can you tell us about your artwork?
Can we figure it out without being told?
Degas sketched his dancer before he sculpted her. Artists practice like this all the time, just like we practice how to read or do multiplication.
How are the drawings similar to the sculpture?
Claude Clark (1915 - 2001) was an artist. He was born in Rockingham, Georgia. Clark painted people in motion, with bent limbs.
O’Keefe painted subjects using strong colors.
In the 1930s, O’Keeffe took some trips to New Mexico. She loved it so much that she eventually moved there. She painted lots of paintings of the mountains, the desert, and the adobe houses. She especially loved to paint pictures of animal skulls. Sometimes she even painted desert landscapes and skulls on the same canvases.
She also painted flowers and leaves.
Are these paintings warm or cool?