Sunday, January 19, 2014

Art History 103: Early Elementary Art Response


Art History 103: Early Elementary Projects in Response to the Masters at RainbowsWithinReach

Welcome Art Enthusiasts! Welcome Art Teachers!!!

We continue today with an ongoing series of early elementary school art projects created in response to recognized Art masters. This is the third such article I have created from photos of children's art I have seen displayed on my Author-Illustrator school visits. 

I am a former elementary Art teacher, from way-back and am so appreciative of the amazing work that I see on display during my travels. These photos today represent work under the direction of three different elementary Art teachers, two in Ohio and one in FL. I hope that the hard work in this article will serve as inspiration for your own creations with the children/students in your life. Thank you to these talented educators who can direct the wealth of their students to create such outstanding effort. 

Let's get started with some incredible barn landscapes created at Kirkersville Elementary in Ohio. (That's the building where our WonderTwins go to kindergarten. How lucky are they to get their official art launch under such a capable teacher?) 

Regional Painter: Grant ~~ Barn Landscapes via RainbowsWithinReach

Barn landscape painting: Art History RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Regional Landscape Painting in Elementary via RainbowsWithinReach


Exploring Regionalism in 3rd Grade Art Painting Project at RainbowsWithinReach

In this same building are these fantastic Andy Warhol inspired print-making self portraits. I would have adored taking photos of the process that these students followed, but alas I was just in the building for one day -- and the finished pieces were already proudly on display along the school's hallways (stapled to lengthy cork strip display boards.) These are so well done. Fifth graders unite! 

Andy Warhol Printmaking Self-Portraits at RainbowsWithinReach

Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait Printmaking at RainbowsWithinReach


Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait Printmaking at RainbowsWithinReach


Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait Printmaking at RainbowsWithinReach

Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait Printmaking at RainbowsWithinReach


Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait Printmaking at RainbowsWithinReach

Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait Printmaking at RainbowsWithinReach

Now, still in Ohio, let's make a stop at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio. I was there before the holidays and these next beauties were on display. As you will read, they were created by the first graders in the building. I'm especially appreciative of teachers that take the time to give the 'connection' and basics of the project -- for those admiring (like MOI) as they travel the halls. 

Joaquin Torres-Garcia Painting Responses in Primary Colors at RainbowsWithinReach

Joaquin Torres-Garcia Painting Responses in Primary Colors at RainbowsWithinReach




Now let's pop in on at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy  in Florida. 
I was challenged to get photos of these next fantastic floral still life paintings, as they were on display in a showcase under glass. They speak to me of the graphic precision of Cezanne's still life work. If you look closely, you'll see my polka dots reflected in the glass. Teehee. I did the best I could to capture the color. 

Cezanne Inspired Floral Still Life Paintings via RainbowsWithinReach









We'll conclude our trip through Art History with these 'human form studies' that remind me of the stylistic graphics of Keith Haring. The pieces in the immediate collage below were still hanging in the artroom. You'll see the showcase out in the FL courtyard further down below.

Harding Inspired Studies of the Human Form in Crayon via RainbowsWithinReach




Here's a banner hanging in the Kirkersville art room that made me smile ear-to--ear! 
AWESOME! 

CREATE banner via RainbowsWithinReach

Before we finish for today, I want to share these HUGE images that were on display in the Evening Street Elementary cafeteria. These collaborative painting 'puzzles' were HUGE! HUGE I tell you! Something similar would be a terrific fundraising or auction piece. Name that artist. GO!  

Art History Masterpiece Collaborative "Puzzles" via RainbowsWithinReach



Van Gogh Art Collaboration via RainbowsWithinReach




Here's a "Keep Calm and Create" image I created recently at the FREE design website, Canva. 
Go back to this earlier article to hear/see some other fun that I have played around making. Give Canva a try and come back and show us what YOU made. 

Keep Calm and Create and baby-step On! via RainbowsWithinReach

***Here are the two earlier articles in the ongoing series. 
Just click on the image to go to that specific article. 

Art History 101: Art Projects for Early Elementary via RainbowsWithinReach

Art History 102: Elementary School Response to the Masters via RainbowsWithinReach


My goal is to support art teachers (and the classroom teachers working to create STEAM for their students ~~ the A inserted for Art, of course.) I am hopeful that one day you'll want to direct your students to create art in response to MY picture books! 

There have been some incredible collaborative pieces created in response to my quilted picture book illustrations. Here are just a couple of examples. 



Meanwhile, we continue the process of 'settling' into our new little home, here in FL. 
I am getting a grip on my studio space. 
So grateful to have a room! With walls. (There's no door, though.) 
Theoretically this is a small little 'den' in our little patio-home. 

Here's what my one 'finished' wall looks like at this point. 



I will continue to add some other 'art-teacher' friendly articles here in the footnotes. Again, just click the picture to go back to the earlier article. 

50+ Creative Shape Projects (PreK thru 1st) via RainbowsWithinReach

Primary + Secondary Colors in First Grade at RainbowsWithinReach

Quilts in the Classroom: Art Meets Geometry RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Upcycled Cooperative Mural from Bottle Lids and Tops

Art Room RoundUP and Organization via RainbowsWithinReach

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