Thursday, April 23, 2015
When you combine an ART lesson with Amedeo Modigliani, Kelly Rae Roberts and Elementary Self Portraits....
http://kellyraeroberts.com/. She has some pretty amazingly inspiring art! I was also researching an artist Amedeo Modigliani. You can find more about him at http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/modigliani/
Then I had an AH-HA Moment....I discussed both artist styles with my students. We drew self-portraits with really long necks. Painted them and then put a spin on our work with cutting out words that described us. I used Kelly Rae Roberts influence here. Some of the words were character traits and others were just descriptions of each person's passion and personality.
Each one of these was a huge success. Loved teaching like this because I was able to get to know my students more by what words they were choosing to put on their paper to represent them =) I think I might update this lesson and teach next year to my 6th graders at Maclay School!