Elementary Visual Arts Matrix-Scope and SequenceAND I believe I may have indicated that I am NOT amused by this. I believe my teaching has suffered and I'm starting to feel like I'm teaching to the test.
With. Students. That. Are. In. Elementary. School.Look I know there is a lot of information we give to students that can be on a test. But I still believe the best way to assess them is with their finished art project. AND so what if they didn't get it......... they made some fantastic art in the process.
Anyway......... 5th grade's focus for the unit on shapes was Abstract and Non-Objective Art.
I put up these art posters by Bierstadt, Picasso and Pollack.
They were labeled realistic, abstract-objective and abstract-non objective. We talked about them. What was different about them. How objective abstract art shows objects the artist exaggerated but, we can still recognize, versus non-objective abstract which we can't always figure out. And how realistic art is something that looks almost like a photograph.
T'was the Week before Halloween was actually picked up and published in my state magazine Fresh Paint. The layout they did was just fantastic. It is SUCH a good feeling to be noticed and included in something so important.
AND ON ANOTHER NOTE THURSDAY IS PAJAMA DAY!!!!
Can hardly wait!
Tell me about your lessons for teaching abstract art, I love to hear about it!
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