6.22.2009

some lovely art


The Yellow House, watercolor by Van Gogh


Starlit Night, Georgia O'Keefe


Lierre, Matisse


Van Gogh's drawings of hands

I'm in the process of working really, really hard to start a parent-led art program (on a bigger scale than just one classroom) at my kids' school after coming across this amazing school in Portland. If you have ever wished that your kids did more art in school or had more exposure - but didn't quite know how to get something going - this is a great, concrete model. (Or, even just great art ideas to do with your kids at home). And incidentally they are SO nice when you bombard them with questions...

17 comments:

mygrandmalucy said...

More info on the Portland school, please?!!!

linda lum debono said...

Wow, that's a terrific program! Would love to hear about yours too.

Larissa said...

thanks very much for the link. How awesome is that? I'm planning to use some of their ideas for my kids.

Melissa said...

Oh, how I love art. I haven't seen any of these pieces before. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the art program. That sounds like a wonderful idea.

Lisa said...

This is a topic that I am very interested in, I hope you'll share your ideas as you work out you plans! I am trying, though not very hard yet, to get some things going where I live too.

I haven't looked at the Portland school yet, but I will, another day when I can handle the disappointment that there aren't more people around here with vision when it comes to education.

Janika said...

Wow. Almost makes me want to move to Portland! I'll definitely do some of these activities with my kids this summer.

Carissa said...

Yeah for art. I just found a studio in town where B. can take lessons this summer. She loves it so much and I am saddened to see it's not a priority in most schools. I can't wait to try out some of their ideas. Thanks for the link.

Prue said...

I love that Starlit Night painting. Such a great wash.

I was greatly pleased when my son's kindergarten class did a collage of The Scream for the school open day.

Don't know if you've come across this book: "I Spy: An Alphabet in Art" - you might like it!

CMN said...

Lynne -
I just love that Van Gogh watercolor, The Yellow House. What collection is it in?

Please tell! I just may need to plan a vacation around that one...

lynne said...

CMN - it's in the Van Gogh museum, in Amsterdam. What an awesome trip that would be!

CMN said...

Thanks, Lynne!

You're right... that would be a pretty great trip... and one I might just be making this fall!

melissa said...

Yeah! Great idea Lynne!

Bethany Hissong said...

I think you were just sent by an angel, as I plan my fall term! It is good to start with a space like a school or if you're lucky, someone's home. Right now my rent for the studio is a stressful, stressful thing... I just want to teach and not worry about that! I think it's wonderful that you're stepping in to provide more art! Just when the schools are not funding art programs, the US economy is looking to creative fields as it's prime source of non-outsourceable jobs.

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susana said...

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