We are so excited to work with teachers from Jaime Escalante Elementary School, 42nd Street Elementary, Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Carlos Santana Arts Academy, and Woodlake Ave Elementary! We spent the day roaming the galleries while they were closed to the public and creating works of art bursting with color.
To the teachers who participated today, what is a specific strategy or activity that you will take back to your classroom?
Every day begins with art! This morning teachers played with a variety of paints and techniques to create different textures.
Teachers explore the vibrant colors produced by Alphacolor Biggie Cakes.
Try lightly blowing on wet paint through a straw to create interesting effects.
Teacher Rosa Bogarin holds up her colorful work of art.
Participants received a site tour of the Getty Center on a beautiful sunny day.
Since the galleries are not open to the public, four teachers were able to write about Van Gogh’s Irises without having to push through the crowds.
On a curator-led tour, teachers discover how artists use the tools of their trade to help them tell stories in their paintings.
A teacher looks closely at the thin coats of paint applied by the artist Titian. Thankfully we can still see the thin layer centuries after the painting was made!
Teachers had fun arranging objects in preparation for their own still life collages.
Participants cut shapes out of colored vellum for their still life collages.
Colored vellum sure does pop on black construction paper!
A few lines can turn a two-dimensional shape into a three-dimensional form.
Teachers learned how to paint on a budget by supplementing Alphacolor Biggie Cakes with paints made with kool-aid and coffee.
After building a vocabulary of marks, teachers created patterns.
Find inspiration in the work of artist Kim Abeles and in poetry lessons that connect to works of art in the Getty Museum’s collection. These videos were excerpted from the 2012 Culminating Event of the Art & Language Arts program.
Artist Kim Abeles Discusses Her Work at the Getty Center Los Angeles-based artist Kim Abeles addresses social, political, and environmental issues in her innovative works of art. In this video, she describes her work, process, and inspiration.
Elementary Teachers Share Arts-Integrated Lessons at the Getty Center
Elementary teachers present their unique ideas for how to connect Impressionism, a still-life painting, and poetry to their classroom curricula.
A Poetry and Art Lesson by Paula Rucker
Teacher Paula Rucker describes how she engaged her fourth and fifth grade students with Impressionist paintings and then discovered that she, and not just her students, could create art and make it a part of her life.
Every year the teachers who graduate from the Art & Language Arts program share an exciting array of creative lesson ideas and remarkable student work—and this year was no exception. On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Getty Museum hosted its 12th annual Culminating Event of the Art & Language Arts program. This year we had the great fortune to hear from artist Kim Abeles, who inspired teachers with her socially- and environmentally-engaged works of art.
Teachers from Carlos Santana Arts Academy enjoyed coffee and conversation before the program.
Teachers were in great spirits on an exciting day of sharing, learning, and inspiration.
Museum educator Theresa Sotto introduces artist Kim Abeles, who made a giant paper sculpture out of one day’s worth of trash from an elementary school.
Artist Kim Abeles spoke about her innovative Smog Series, works formed from the particulate matter in the air.
With the help of a few volunteers, Dorothy Hernandez demonstrates a creative “Match Game,” in which students must match their piece of the still life with other students’ pieces to form a complete set.
Paula Rucker from Canterbury Elementary School displays her student’s cheerful Impressionist-style landscape. Learn more about Paula Rucker’s inspiring story and lesson ideas on The Getty Iris.
Kindergarten teacher Abigail Almeida proudly describes the animal sculptures that her students created.