Fourth graders learned about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her artwork. Students viewed many works of art by O'Keeffe and we discussed her passion for nature, flowers, skulls, bones, and landscapes. We experimented with view finders and practiced zooming in on objects to see things in a new way. We used iPads, smartphones, and computers to find images of flowers to use as an inspiration point. I think next year, I will bring in real flowers and have students zoom in on a flower to create their focal points.
The photos worked okay this year, but I feel like it took away from what the artist Georgia O'Keeffe found so inviting in the first place! Anyway, students sketched images in our sketchbooks and then decided what would be their choice for a painting. Students were given 12X12 pieces of paper to paint on. The paper was not the best quality. I was running out of 90lb. paper and basically using what I could find! Luckily, my paper order just arrived while I was at NAEA! Thank goodness!