When three Cunniff teachers get together to create a lesson plan, the students end up being drawn to the spot of a giant Gustav Klimt art installation in the lobby! See for yourself with a story -- and lots of pictures -- in Cunniff Culture in the Cunniff Kids News!
Cunniff Kids News
- Lisa M. ~ Your Traveling Exhibits Coordinator
- Hello and welcome to Traveling Exhibits Inspiration Ave. My name is Lisa and I'm the Exhibits Coordinator for Teacher's Discovery. It is truly an honor and a privilege to work with teachers and librarians throughout the United States in giving the gift of awe, inspiration and a museum experience to their students and patrons. Working with you has been so rewarding for me and I am moved and inspired daily with the heartfelt experiences that have been shared with me from so many who have hosted a Traveling Exhibit(s). When an educator is inspired it's contagious and therefore their students are inspired too. I will do my best always, to assist you in giving the best exhibition that will enrich the lives of all who are witness to our Spectacular Exhibits. With this blog I will share pictures,comments, ideas and activities that have been shared with me and use it as a tool for you to inspire your peers.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Looking for a Pointillism Activity? Look What Brenda from Maconaquah Came Up With While Hosting our Georges Seurat Traveling Exhibit
Enclosed is a picture of the push-pin Indiana piece the 4th graders did in the style of Georges Seurat. After we had his panels here (which were terrific by the way) all 175 of my 4th grade students created a 2-D Indiana collage in collaboration with their Indiana History studies. Each of the 8 classes voted for "the best" art work to represent their classroom, which I enlarged on a 30x40 foam core board. Then the fun began as the students closely aligned colored push-pins (10,000) onto the pictures. They were amazed at the blending of the colors the mind/eye did as the complementary colors were placed to round the objects. Many times I heard them exclaim from the back of the room, "Now I see how Seurat used pointillism to blend". That thrills an art teacher's heart! Our IN piece was digitally sent to Texas to combine with schools across the country into a map representing the US. Each of the selected schools (2 per state) created their own version of their state with meaningful art. The book should be available before the end of the school year. It was an exciting adventure in collaborative art in the altered style of George Seurat.
Thanks again Lisa for the wonderful opportunity to share great art with my students here at Maconaquah. It has been THE BEST art history opportunity I have ever had in teaching. We are enjoying Michelangelo now and the opportunities to teach Renaissance art. Thanks again,