Creative Tots Welcomes Graffiti Artist Dawn Godfrey with “Mural, Mural On The Wall”

As part of our Art curriculum, we are learning about different types of art and ways to express yourself. We are so grateful that artist Dawn Godfrey with “Mural, Mural On The Wall” shared her talents with us. What a fantastic hands-on learning experience for our Creative Tots! Click HERE to see video of Graffiti Artist and our Creative Tots!

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Creative Tots 2014 Art Show

Our Creative Tots have done it again!!! They never seem to stop amazing us!! With the amazing help from our art teachers, Miss Pilar and Miss Erin, our tots have learned and created works of art from Piet Mondrain, Paul Klee, Claude Monet, Dale Chihuly, Georgia O’Keeffe and Birch Tree art. The children also learned about the color wheel and experimented with texture, photography, mixed media, and much more!! I hope you are as impressed and proud of our Creative Tots as we are!!

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Creative Tots Artist Of The Month – Romare Bearden

This month’s in class Art Enrichment took us on a journey exploring the artwork of Romare Bearden.

Romare Bearden is among the preeminent artists of his generation. His powerful works represent the places where he lived and worked: the rural South; northern cities, principally Pittsburgh and New York’s Harlem; and the Caribbean island of St. Martin.  Throughout his career Bearden also made forays into abstraction, usually with musical associations. His work  includes not only collages and Projections (photostats) for which he is best known but also a selection of watercolors, gouaches, and oils, many of which have rarely been exhibited.

Take a look at the work of Romare Bearden below.  You can also click here to visit the Romare Bearden Foundation to explore the influence Bearden had on art and community.

Our Art Tots discovered all about Bearden’s work.  We discussed how some artists use recycled materials to create their artwork.  Sometimes making something new out of discarded pictures and/or objects can create the most beautiful artwork.  Art Tots explored the collages Bearden made of the people and places he encountered on a daily basis.  In this we discussed how “Urban Artists” often found the most interesting subjects by simply looking out their own window.  We also discussed how each of us have the same number of eyes, noses, mouths and ears but we are all unique.  Art Tots discovered that the world would be a very boring place if everyone looked exactly the same.

With this thought in mind, Art Tots created this month’s art project as a collage of facial features from all of our preschool friends.  Preschool and Pre-K classes explored the correct proportion and placement of facial features as the Early 3 and Toddler classes concentrated on the abstractions of the face.  Take a look below Romare Bearden’s examples to see the outstanding work of our Art Tots!  They are a talented bunch!!

Don’t forget that I am holding on to our Art Tots work from in class Art Enrichment to display in our fabulous Art Show in March.  Mark your calendars for this unforgettable event.

Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden

Our Art Tots work:

Pre-K Art Tot

Preschool Art Tot

 

Early 3's Art Tot

Toddler Art Tot

 

Toddler Art Tot

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Creative Tots Artist of the Month – Jim Dine

This month our Creative Tot Artists are continuing the love with HEARTwork inspired by Contemporary Artist, Jim Dine.

Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. American painter, printmaker, poet and experimental artist, Jim Dine is recognized as one of the leading artists in American POP ART.  He first studied painting in evening courses at the Cincinnati Art Academy while he was still in high school. He then attended the University of Cincinnati, the school of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Ohio University.

Jim Dine’s artwork has been added as a permanent exhibit at many public institutions, such as, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, and the Brandeis Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Take a look below to see some examples of Dine’s Heart Series or CLICK HERE for more images.

To learn more information on the artist, Jim Dine CLICK HERE.

ALSO – Mark Your Calendars For Our CREATIVE TOTS ART SHOW on Wednesday, March 16th.  Come see all our wonderful artwork!!  More information to come!!!!!

Jim Dine

 

Johnny Boy by Jim Dine

Claudio Bravo by Jim Dine

A Beautiful Heart by Jim Dine

 

Wassily Kandinsky – Creative Tots Artist Of The Month

This month our Creative Tots artists will be studying the work of Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944).  Kandinsky is a Russian born artist and one of the first creators of Abstract art.  Through the lively works of this wonderful artist, our little artist will learn about shape, color, line and spacial awareness.

For a full bio visit www.wassilykandinsky.net.  For a wide array of Kandinsky’s works you can click this link for Google Images or search Wassily Kandinsky in your favorite search engine.  You can also look below for a few examples.  It is sure to be a fun month in Art class!!

Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky, Farbstudie

Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VIII

Wassily Kandinsky, Circle in a Circle