Wednesday, April 16, 2008

4th Grade: Art Lesson F

Sharon spent Monday afternoon as the art docent for Jack's class. The lesson looked at paintings of horses and how artists like to show its graceful form, its muscles, shiny coat, and its mane and tail. Some artists show the horse in great detail; others want to depict the feeling of movement, color and excitement associated with horses. To illustrate these different styles, the lesson looked at three paintings depicting horses: An Unscheduled Stop by Charles Russell, Fairman Rogers Four In Hand by Thomas Eakins, and Market Preparation by Currier & Ives.

For their art project, the class learned how to use the value of color to produce a charcoal shaded picture of a horse’s head.

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