Saturday, March 19, 2011

Munch's SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edvard Munch was an expressionist painter and printmaker from Oslo Norway. He was regarded as the pioneer of the amazing Expressionist movement. His art work from the late 1800′s is the most well known, but his later work is gradually attracting more attention and is a worldwide inspiration.  This famous painting has been the inspiration for The Scream mask you often see during Halloween.  I usually do this project during Halloween because it gets the students thinking about things that make them "scream", like spiders, homework, and clowns! I give them a white piece of paper and either oil pastels or crayons.  Tell them about expressionism lines and have them go left to right with straight and curvy lines.  Next the students water color over the lines for a "resist" effect.  The next class we draw a SCREAM face on black construction paper with oil pastels.  So they all don't look the same I have them add their own hair.  The students then cut this out and glue on the background.  Here is Munch's masterpiece along with some 4th grade work as well.

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