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The second group of First Graders had a chance to finish their action paintings today.  We read "Action Jackson" and discussed the idea that images, paintings and artwork in general hold different meanings for different people.  We also took turns "seeing" different stories in the paintings we looked at.

 
 
 
 
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First Graders read a book about Jackson Pollack today and had a chance to try out painting in his style.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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First Graders are learning about color theory and mixing colors in their classroom and in the art studio.  Their Classroom teacher is working with them on a project inspired by the work of Sol Lewitt and in the art studio we are discussing the work of Josef Albers.  

We began our Albers study today by reading An Eye for Color.
After a quick demonstration we divided up into pairs.  Each pair received two sheets of 24" X 36" paper and a huge mixing tray with primary colors and three paint brushes.  Working together, and using squares and rectangles for our exploration, we tried to mix as many distinct colors as we could.  
We're off to a great start.  We'll finish next week.