All the students had a blast filling their passports and attending the assembly on Hispanic Heritage day. I chose to dress up as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo for the day. The students learned that she painted self portraits because she was largely bedridden from a trolley accident. We also talked about how she didn’t […]
Continuing with the first grade unit on Egyptian art, students learned about frontalism. Frontalism is the name for the way Egyptians painted people – head to the side, shoulders to the front, and feet to the side. Then they got to try their own frontalism drawings!
The first grade students are in the middle of a unit on Egyptian art. We talked about how the Egyptians recorded the very first alphabet called hieroglyphics. Then, they got to try their hand at printmaking. Each student chose one hieroglyphic symbol to “carve” into their styrofoam printing plate with the rounded end of a […]
The students started off the year in art by talking about the element of line and how lines can communicate different emotions. Then we looked at the work of artist Kelsey Montague who is now famous for her winged murals and #whatliftsyou hashtag that has taken social media by storm. As part of a collaborative […]