Artist Inspiration

Artist Inspiration

Grade 1 students have finished their clay unit and their beautiful work inspired by three different cultural art forms can now be seen on display outside of the art rooms!

After celebrating their achievements and reflecting on their clay work, Grade 1 artists have now started their third art unit of the year under the theme of Where We Are in Place and Time. They are exploring the central idea of “understanding others inspires us.” In order to start gaining inspiration for a new project, the students have been investigating paintings by Henri Rousseau while learning about his life and interests as a painter.

After discussing his use of color and his interest in plants, animals, and jungles the students have started brainstorming for their own painting. They have chosen an animal they are interested in and the habitat where their animal lives. This week they are designing abstract backgrounds based on their chosen animals habitat with watercolor and oil pastels.

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