The Artist Are Taking Over!

One one week until the Art Show of the year!  On Wednesday, March 14th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. invite everyone you know to show off the fabulous artwork of our Creative Tots Artist at Creative Tots Preschool.  Toddlers, Early 3s, Preschool and Pre-K Tots have created artwork inspired by contemporary artists Romare Bearden, Alberto Giacometti, Dale Chihuly, Georgia O-Keeffe and Andy Warhol.  This work is not to be missed!

Don’t Forget to make a night of it!  Show your Art Show invitation or the flyer below at Chick-fil-a on Tylersville Road in Voice of America from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the night of the show and 15% of your purchase will go toward our March of Dimes fundraiser.  Good food and a good cause!

See you there!!

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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