Monday, November 29, 2004

Art Docent

Sharon spent the afternoon serving as the Art Docent for Jack's first grade class. She covered two lessons. The first lesson covered the use of shapes in art. She reviewed lives of three artists: Wassily Kandinsky; Paul Klee; and Salvador Dali. The featured work for each artist included Kandinsky's Lines of Marks, Klee's Viaducts and Dali's Peristence of Memory [shown below].

Sharon pointed out to the class that She and Jack had been to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Peterburg which boasts the most comprehensive collection of Dali's work in the world.

The second lesson plan was titled "Artists Paint Gatherings." It focused on pictures of people gathering and learning the difference between warm and cool colors. The lesson talked briefly about Eugene Louis Boudin, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot. It highlighted a painting by each Artist: Fair in Brittany by Boudin; Village Market by Pissarro [shown below] and Skating in the Park by Morisot. As part of the lesson, the kids colored pictures of Pilgrims and Indians at the first Thanksgiving gathering using only their warm color crayons.

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