Thursday, January 29, 2015

Feeling At Home

The following artwork is based on the idea of home.  When do we feel "at home"?
It could be of course when we are home but if we reflect on the qualities of the feeling, then we can say feeling at home can be a state of mind.  We can feel at home in an activity or experience like walking through a museum, playing an instrument, sharing time with friends, or in the arms of a loved one. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Places and Spaces

Central Idea:  Art is a process of planning, organizing, and sharing the spaces and places that are important to us


Places and spaces are important to us. 
Places where we live, work, gather or play have a special place in our hearts.  Chances are, they are a reflection of who we are as a community and as an individual.  Students learned a bit about architecture, architects, buildings and symmetry.   The students were thinking as architects by imaginging how they might create an artwork to plan a home or building for their family. 


Lines and Crayon Rubbings

The Kindergarten students explored cutting different types of lines, straight, curved, zig-zag, etc. 
Next, they considered overlapping and color placement.  Once they were happy with the design they glued them onto the paper.  It gets even better...I used a
 piece of tape to hinge a white paper on top
of the collaged paper.  They used paperless crayons to rub the surface so the lines and shapes could show through.  Marvelous!  Or should I say "It's like Magic!" as they


Monday, January 5, 2015

Playing with Light

I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight.
 (Louis Daguerre)

So much fun for the students to create and explore with paper, flashlights and scissors.  No experience neccessary, just bring your imagination! 

We talked about unconventional materials in art and discussed the work of James Turrel who has a permanent work here in the Museum of Fine Arts.  We also watched a video of people going through his work The Tunnel of Light.