Monday, February 11, 2013

Comparing and Contrasting Grant Wood, Emily Carr and David Hockney

I get so frustrated with myself for planning projects that drag on for 2-3 months, that is, until they are finished. Then, I DANCE WITH HAPPINESS!!!

These are just an example of the three landscapes before they were "framed" with black construction paper

I had either a DVD about each artist or a book about the artist to explain the life and work of each artist. I had the students use three different mediums; colored pencil/Grant Wood, marker/Emily Carr, and oil pastel/David Hockney. When we started with Grant Wood, everybody LOVED working with colored pencil. When we were halfway through the Emily Carr picture, they now LOVED working with markers. And of course, they said their favorite was David Hockney because, of course, they LOVED oil pastel.....Fickle little

Sorry about the colored pencil landscapes!
They didn't photograph very well!


Mrs. P, Art Explorer said...

Hi Pat! LOVE these! What a great mulit-layered project! So great for your young artists on so many levels! It gets me thinking, too....maybe this sort of idea could be done using three artists and the figure? It could even be done with three 3D projects, too! Maybe Moore, Giacommetti and ....well, still thinking on that! But I know 3D projects are hard to store for months on end. Anyhow, very inspiring--your students did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing! Mrs. P @

dmasse said...

Very cool! Love that you and your students compared 3 different artists working with landscape. Haven't heard of Emily Carr. Gonna have to check her out!

Pat said...

Thanks for the nice compliment! We are going to miss your "Artisitic Voice" as you transition back to the classroom. I hope you will continue to share your journey with the blogosphere!