Friday, May 20, 2011

Georgia On My Mind

         Portrait of Georgia O'Keefe                                                                   

In Fourth Grade we just finished a project on the famous American Female artist Georgia O'Keefe.  We connected this lesson to science as we discussed the flower works of O'Keefe and the different parts of flowers.  The we read a short bio on her, talked about her move from NYC to New Mexico and how perspective can change something.  I gave the students each a large piece of paper about 2 feet by 2 feet.  They were challenged to draw LARGE as Georgia did.  I kept telling them to SUPER SIZE it.  This was much harder for them than you would imagine.  We then colored them in with crayon, painted over in water color and sprinkled a little salt on the water color a different effect.  They kids liked these so much they took them home for mother's day.  I gave each student the option to bring something else in "natural".  I had a few kids bring in fruit and one artist bring in a peacock feather.
                                                                                                        Sunflower by Erica

                                                          peacock feather by Bailey

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