Last week, we discussed Georgia O'Keeffe. Evidently Ms. O'Keeffe painted what she wanted to paint, as discussed in Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky. We skimmed the book, focusing on the pictures. I showed the kids some of her work while discussing scale, as O'Keeffe's famous flower paintings leave little white space on the canvas. I sent the kids and caregivers outside to find something interesting to paint; they came back and got to work!
|I got in on the action as well.|
|Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks via Britannica Image Library|
This week, we focused on Edward Hicks, an American Quaker pastor remembered for his primitive paintings. We discussed his most famous work, "The Peaceable Kingdom," after we talked about animals who really don't like each other. Of course we had to read Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall! Our project was to make a "Peaceable" collage from discarded Nat Geo magazines. Here are some results:
Next week, we're going to rock some Picasso!