This fall second graders have been sci-artists and explored leaves and flowers from the Y.E. S. gardens with jewelers loupes ( see 2nd Grade Team Hour). With jewelers loupes as our tool we have now gone on to look closely at flowers as Georgia O'Keeffe might have done. We watched a short Brain Pop Jr. movie clip on Georgia 0'Keeffe and some classes we read the book My Name is Georgia.
We learned that Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Wisconsin on November 15, 1887 and if she were alive today she would have been 128 years old. We learned that she always knew she wanted to be an artist but that in those ' olden days' women were not expected to be artists. She studied to be an art teacher and eventually moved to New York City where she began painting HUGE flowers. She wanted her work to be so big and beautiful so people would stop to see the beauty of flowers as she saw them.
|Students did thumbnail studies of warm color flowers on cool color backgrounds|
|Color study in warm and cool.|