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Monday, September 13, 2010

What can you do with a dot?

What is art?  What materials can be used to create art?  How do we properly use art materials?  These are the questions that the Nest (grade K) discussed at the beginning of the school year. 

They also learned about the most very basic mark in art... the DOT.  The class read the book:The Dot (Irma S and James H Black Honor for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards))

They also looked at a slide show of artwork that uses dots.  These are some examples:

Aboriginal Art made in Australia.

Georges Seurat and his Pointillist technique.

Then, to make their artwork the Nest students cut out large dots (circles) and glued them to their background.  The next class period, they used paint dabbers and markers to add more dots.  Look what you can do with a dot!

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