Thursday, June 2, 2011

This week we built and painted sculptures that were inspired by Jean Dubuffett. Jean was a french painter that eventually began doing sculpture in a very recognizable black and white. Hopefully after today's lesson, your children will be able to recognize his sculptures that are all over the world and in all the major galleries. They are stunning and so are the sculptures made today!

Jasper Johns

This week we painted numbers, based on the work of American artist Jasper Johns. He is best known for his American flag paintings, but also for selling a piece called 'false Start' for 80 million dollars. We talked about how concepts in painting may be simple and straight forward to be successful. The students played with the primary colors and came up with a composition that simply showed numbers and brush strokes that they liked.