Friday, May 24, 2013

 If you walked into The Gan you would notice a lot of creation and appreciation of art.
We are looking critically at shapes and lines and colors.
As we looked at a stencil, we drew the missing half of the shape on the paper.
We expressed ourselves, and shared our ideas.
Morah Katie: Last week we studied and pretended to be who?
Kian: He painted people.
Efraim: On ceiling.
Morah Katie: Does anyone remember the artist's name? mmmmm
Kids: MMMichangelo.
Noah: He sculpted too.
Morah Katie: He did. This week we are going to learn about an artist whose paintings look VERY different from Michelangelo.  His name is Jackson Pollock.  He got very involved in his painting. Please dress to get messy.
On Monday and Tuesday we made mini or desk top inspired Pollack paintings.
Morah Katie: How does Jackson Pollock get the paint on his canvas?
Efraim: He throws it.
Noah: And he draws shapes in it.

Pretending to be Pollock was fun and messy and resulted in a lot of  laughter and "OH!!! LOOK AT THAT!"
A very interesting phenomena happened Friday morning.
The Pollock art was spread out on the floor, finishing up the drying process.
One might worry that in an active preschool classroom someone might accidentally step on the art in the middle of the room.
 In our active preschool classroom, the children walked around the art all day. 
We considered attaching them all to create one larger painting, but decided to take them home instead.

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