Month: August 2022

6th Grade – Self-Portrait inspired by the art of George Littlechild

6th Grade – Self-Portrait inspired by the art of George Littlechild

Description of the Unit – Students will create fantastical, energetic self-portraits inspired by the portraits of George Littlechild. Students will use a mix of sharpie markers, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylic paint for their portraits.

Vibrant and colorful self-portrait by the artist George Littlechild.
Self-portrait by George Littlechild. ©George Littlechild, https://georgelittlechild.com
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Kindergarten – Simple Watercolor Resist

Kindergarten – Simple Watercolor Resist

Description of the Unit – Students will learn about oil’s resistance to water both in nature and through the media of watercolor and crayon, and explore this resistance via playful experimentation and one finished composition.

Kindergarten watercolor & crayon resist, finished composition. This shows a blue cat with purple stripes, a flower and a sun on a blue background.
Kindergarten watercolor & crayon resist, finished composition

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7th Grade – Joseph Cornell’s Memory Boxes

7th Grade – Joseph Cornell’s Memory Boxes

Description of the Unit – Students will observe and discuss Joseph Cornell’s memory boxes, and, gathering their own personal objects, found objects and other materials, students will thoughtfully create their own memory boxes.

One of Joseph Cornell's found object assemblages, also known as memory boxes, titled Celestial Navigation and made in 1956.
Joseph Cornell – Untitled (Celestial Navigation) – 1956-58 © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation
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