Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Emotion Paintings Ages 7 & 8

So I've decided to go through some of my images from past lessons that were never posted to the blog.

First up is a lesson I taught on abstract expressionism using emotive colors and mark-making. These paintings were done in acrylic on pieces of canvas paper that I happened to have available. The students were asked to visualize emotions and describe them using artistic elements like color, line, and mark-making.

Many students interpreted excited or happy to have erratic marks (like Pollock). Others related more to colors by mixing muddied colors to express sadness or just using colors that they felt represented happiness.

Here are some examples that the students created:

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