Notes from Mr. Granucci, in the Art Room
Mrs. Gray's class on a gallery walk
You may have been hearing from your child that they have been spending part of their art class learning about the different artists by going for an art gallery walk. This is similar to going to an art museum but right here in the hallways of Burr School. I have a wonderful collection of art prints hanging throughout the building to expose the children to famous paintings. This month’s museum gallery walks at Burr School have been about looking at landscapes by a variety of famous artists. Specifically, we have been learning to look at the paintings. We have been having great discourse by comparing similar paintings, talking about the different styles and discussing how the famous artists interpreted the same subject. In addition, we have been learning how artists show perspective in landscapes, and how they can make the objects in their pictures look 3-D by overlapping details. The children now can recognize a horizon line, as well as the foreground, middle ground and background in a landscape picture. Stop by my blog page often at www.rsd17.org to see more pictures from each class showing some of the projects in progress.
In closing, I’m looking for volunteers to begin the process of mounting the artwork for our annual art show. I already have quite a load of projects ready to be mounted and name tagged. Please consider helping out. It is a great way to be involved with your child’s education and it’s one of the easiest volunteer jobs, as no special talent is needed other than the ability to use a glue gun. The mounting can be done preferably in the art room any time during the day, or at home once I have shown you what to do. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support! Mr. Granucci