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Edgar Degas’ drawing secrets are discovered through his techniques of perspective and composition. Have you ever heard the expression, "Use your right brain?" Our art activity for Degas explains the creative right-brain theory to the children. They experience rightbrain drawing exercises where they draw upside down to "trick" that reluctant right brain to come forward.

ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Right brain drawings
 
MEDIA: Drawing Pencils, black markers, colored chalk

STUDENT: Debbie, 6th Grade
 
Pablo Picasso’s varied styles enable the student artists to see all phases of his artistic life. They will learn to identify Picasso’s different styles, including Cubism.Using a Cubist style, the children drew and created a Cubist composition using and balancing all of the art elements. Your artists will use right-brain drawing and chalk staining to finish their masterpieces.
 
ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Cubist Compositions

MEDIA: Cut Paper and Chalk

STUDENT: 4th Grader

 
The life and art of Vincent van Gogh is presented in an assembly to make art history come alive. Voice tapes, music lyrics, and van Gogh dress-up props motivate the children to investigate his artistic genius.
 
In their classroom art activities texture is emphasized as they create their own oil pastel masterpieces of A Starry Night.

ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: An expressive, colorful, & textured interpretation of "Starry Night"

MEDIA: Oil Pastel on black construction paper

STUDENT: Sarah, Age 9
 
Winslow Homer’s use of value (light and dark) in his masterpieces is explored. Students relive turn-of-the-century Americana through Homer’s llustrations and paintings. Using value with only black, gray and white, the children create a Homer-type composition.

ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Value (light and Dark) Techniques
 
MEDIA: Crayon (grades 1 and 2), Art Pencils (grades 3-6)

STUDENT: Alan, 3rd Grade.
 
Toulouse-Lautrec’s masterful use of line in his colorful posters captured the Parisian life of the 1800»s His unusual life and friends were explored through his captivating artwork.

ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Expressive Lines-calligraphic and geometric.

MEDIA: Tempera, water, Crayola

STUDENT: Aaron, 3rd Grade

 
 
Your student artists will enjoy learning about the dreamlike surreal style of Joan Miro. Using abstract shapes, the children challenge their imagination to change reality into a special world where anything is possible.

 
ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Abstract, Surrealistic Shapes

MEDIA: Paper cutouts and Markers

STUDENT: John, 3rd Grade
 
Your students will discover the abstract art of Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian. His balanced compositions expose the children to a new style of art in which lines and geometric shapes are used to express mood and feeling. In their classrooms, the children create Mondrian-type balanced compositions.

ARTIST: Piet Mondrian 1872-1944

 
ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Balance of shapes, lines, and colors

MEDIA: Construction Paper

STUDENT: 5th Grader
 
Piet Mondrian. earned the title, "Father of Impressionism" by leading innovative artists to break with tradition and see the world with a fresh eye where light and color reigned. The techniques of Impressionism were discovered through viewing the masterpieces created by Monet.

ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Impressionism

 
MEDIA: Tempera Paint, q-tips

STUDENT: Gracie, Age 7
 
Georgia O»Keeffe is a famous American female artist. Her modern desert and botanical paintings inspires our young artists as they paint in her style. Her love of the American Southwest is reflected in her work.

ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Color Values

MEDIA: Black Crayon Drawing/Paint Crayons
 
STUDENT: Frank, 1st Grade
 
Seurat said " I painted like that because I wanted to try something new-a kind of painting that was my own. " The style he invented was Pointillism, and with millions of tiny dots he created masterpieces for the world to enjoy. His most famous painting is ‘ Sunday Afternoon in the Park’.

 
ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Pointillism, Color Theory,Reflections

MEDIA: Sandpaper, Crayon

STUDENT: 2nd Grader
 
Van Gogh painted from his feelings. The results of his unhappy and tragic life are beautiful paintings of a world that did not accept or understand him.

ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: An expressive, colorful, & textured interpretation of "Starry Night"

ART ACTIVITY EMPHASIS: Pointillism, Color Theory,Reflections

MEDIA: Sandpaper, Crayon

STUDENT: 2nd Grader
 
What`s included
Level 1: Ages 5 to 7
Appropriate for KG. to 2nd Grade
Level 2: Ages 8 to 10
Appropriate for 3rd to 5th Grade
Level 3: Ages 10 to Adult
Appropriate for 6th grade and above
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