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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.


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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Holy Moses look at what Grandma can do!

Grade 4 spent many classes creating these landscape collage pieces inspired by Grandma Moses.  We learned that Grandma Moses was actually an artist who was from our very own region of the country.  The children were comfortable with her folk art style and enjoyed depicting scenes familiar to them during these cold winter months.  The students were also introduced to the art of  origami as seen in the construction of the houses.  The foreground was created using torn white paper to represent snow, while the snowflakes in the sky were painted on.  Some of the students chose to introduce other mixed media to represent the ice ponds, smoke stacks and icicles on the houses.  I think we would have made Grandma Moses proud!






2 comments:

  1. These are wonderful. I love the big fat snowflakes and how each picture tells a story. Lovely.

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  2. Thank you Patty! Your positive energy and love of children's art is infectious!

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