Famous Artist III: O’Keeffe

Famous Artist III: O’Keeffe

This session exploring¬†different artists. To explore an artist means we examine the work as a class, draw inspiration from the colors, content and techniques and then turn it into something of our own. For O’Keeffe we discussed the color palette she used in...
Famous Artists I: Van Gogh Monotypes

Famous Artists I: Van Gogh Monotypes

Materials: cookie sheet washable tempera paint paper (I like white heavy weight construction or card stock) Use your hands like “Kitty paws”. This is how the paint looks before we press the paper. What your are making is a “Monotype” which...

Famous Artists II: Mondrian

Mondrian was fabous for his black grid work filled with squares and rectangles in bold primary colors. We had a blast recreating his work in our own way. I created a human size Mondrian coloring page with black masking tape on my reusable plexiglass walls. We colored...

Famous Artists I: Matisse

Matisse’s paper cut-outs were simple but moving. His artistic choices were intentional, full of life, color, and feeling. We discussed how many of Matisse’s compositions were figurative while others focused on abstract design. Most of my students were not...