In second grade we studied artist Vincent Van Gogh. We read the book "Vincent Van Gogh" by Mike Venizia in the "Getting to Know the World's Greates Artists" series by him. After reading about him, we focused on Van Gogh's sunflower painting. Each table had a still life of flowers (fake from the dollar store!!) in containers. We talked about how a still life is something that doesn't move or change so it is important to not to touch the set up of flowers. We drew our still life on blue construction paper and outlined our work using white glue. After letting the glue dry, we colored in our flowers and containers using chalk pastel. The glue acts as a resist or a barrier and leaves a visible line. Our background was colored in with oil pastel.
Hello all! preparing for this years arts fest has been such a challenge. There are so many great pieces of art work that I couldn't decide what to choose. The work is mounted and ready to go, all of the students whose artwork has been selected have received their notices home and now all I have to do is go to the high school and set it up!
ARTS FEST 2011
Reading Memorial High School
April 12th and 13th 5-9 pm
Featuring student art work, drama and musical performances!