The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

Welcome to our Reggio Emilia inspired classroom at Dr. David Suzuki School.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Sand Art

A provocation...
What might the children do when they come to the art studio today?
Given the language of art with words like sketch, still life, shades...
what might the children be inspired to create?
We talk about curves and lines and perspective and compare heights.
We notice.
And then the children, as they always do,
begin to think and consider and...
become inspired by the many materials available in the open art studio.
Artistic expression emerged.
Glue and coloured sand came off the shelves.
Sketches of still life were adorned with glue in just the right spots and scattered 
ever-so-intentionally with matching colours of sand.
 No great artist ever sees things as they really are.
If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
~ Oscar Wilde ~

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