Poppies

Ms. Palmese's class observed various artists to compare and contrast the techniques used to create scenes in nature with a focus on Poppy fields. They discussed color and repetition and recreated poppies by printing with found objects.

Artist Inspiration:
Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt

Literary Connection:
"Rose's Garden"
-Peter H. Reynolds

Bugs Eye View

Students in Ms. LaValle's class imagined they were bugs flying above a flower. They looked at the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and noticed her technique of zooming in on her subjects. Through observation, they used permanent marker and water color to create their close up flower compositions.

Artist Inspiration:
Georgia O'Keeffe

Literary Connection:
"My Name is Georgia"
-Jeanette Winter

Trees at Night

Students in Ms. Gleason's class read “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats and were inspired by the storm and the colors the author used in his story. They created a night sky using oil pastel relief, salt and watercolors. Students also used printmaking to create trees.

Artist Inspiration:
Varied

Literary Connection:
"Snowy Day"
-Ezra Jack Keats

Pop Art Flowers

Ms. Guzman's class explored Pop Art and the bright colors and contrast Andy Warhol used in his paintings. They printed their backgrounds using cardboard as their paintbrush and cut painted paper to
create a contrasting flower.

Artist Inspiration:
Andy Warhol

Literary Connection:
"Rose's Garden"
-Peter H. Reynolds

Poppies

Ms. Zavala's class observed various artists to compare and contrast the techniques used to create scenes in nature with a focus on Poppy fields. They discussed color and repetition and recreated poppies by printing with found objects.

Artist Inspiration:
Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt

Literary Connection:
"Rose's Garden"
-Peter H. Reynolds

Flower Shapes

Students in Ms. Peace's class discussed the characteristics of shape, line and color artist Wassily Kandinsky used in his paintings. They collaborated
by trading their painted paper circles to emphasize the overlap of warm and cool colors.

Artist Inspiration:
Wassily Kandinsky

Literary Connection:
"The Dot"
-Peter H. Reynolds

Pop Art Flowers

Ms. Patnaude's class explored Pop Art and the bright colors and contrast Andy Warhol used in his paintings. They printed their backgrounds using cardboard as their paintbrush and cut painted paper to
​create a contrasting flower.

Artist Inspiration:
Andy Warhol

Literary Connection:
"Rose's Garden"
-Peter H. Reynolds