October Art Update

During the month of October classes will focus on the Elements of Color, Shape and Line. Artists use color as a means of visual expression. The American painter Georgia O’Keeffe stated, “I know that I can not paint a flower, or sun on the desert on a bright summer morning, but maybe in terms of paint color I can convey my experience of the flower. Color is one of the great things in the world that makes life worth living.”

The Juniors and Seniors discover how fun it is to create a work-of-art by simply adding color, lines and basic shapes. They explore the element of color by mixing their primary colors together to “magically” create secondary colors. Later this month the students will apply their knowledge of color to communicate feelings and express ideas. 

Applying the elements of Shape, Pattern and Line is evident in the First Graders Paul Klee Castles and Fourth Graders complementary colored Chameleons.

Second through Sixth Grade will enhance their knowledge of color theory with lessons on secondary and intermediate colors, warm and cool colored landscapes, color schemes and the color wheel. Look for these amazing works-of-art in the Specialist hallway.

As always thank you for your continued support of the art program.

“How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudice. I am visual art.”
~Kermit the Frog

Jennifer Burkert
Art Specialist

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