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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.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
On the move with Marcel DuChamp - Grades 7 & 8
I began the lesson by showing the students images of DuChamp's painting and we looked closely to see how movement was achieved. We noted the repetition of the figure in the painting. The monochromatic color scheme helped the students see the progression of the descending figure.
I then photographed the students in a action pose. The images were printed and the contour of the image was cut out. A variety of paper was set out for the students to choose from. They traced their image on at least three or four sheets of colored paper, cut them out, then arranged them on background paper to create a composition demonstrating the principle of movement. As you can see their work is very unique and if you knew them you would agree it reflects their personalities.