During the second day of the Art & Language Arts seminar, we were drawn to drawings! We explored different drawing tools, experienced a special VIP talk by a curator in our drawings department, and tried an activity that made us feel comfortable drawing—even those who were most skeptical of their artistic abilities.
For those who participated in today’s program, please share a strategy for helping students to overcome the fear of creating a drawing that doesn’t meet their expectations. How do we help students move past the idea that their pictures need to “look right”?
Today’s media exploration encouraged teachers to build their own drawing vocabulary using different drawing tools and then create a collaborative work of art.
Even at 8:30 AM in the morning, teachers are all smiles. Is it because of the art activity…or the delicious breakfast burritos? (Note: There’s no trace of the breakfast burrito on the plate!)
Teachers are armed with cups of coffee and Art Stix—a winning combination!
In partners, teachers share what they see in a painting and then describe their partners’ observations.
After discussing what they see, teachers share what the painting makes them wonder about. Then they think about possible responses to their wonderings. It’s an adaptation of the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine.
Teachers view animals in our collection and select one to draw.
It’s not so intimidating to draw an elephant when you break it down into different shapes.
Two teachers successfully took on the challenge of choosing one shape and varying its size in order to create fantastic turkeys.
A cow made up of a combination of triangles!
Teachers discuss possible directions for their arts-integrated language arts lesson plans.
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.