first grade spring flowers

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." Frank Lloyd Wright

Our theme in first grade Art this year combined the spatial and naturalist intelligences as we explored Art in Nature. Artists love to create but they also observe. The first grade artists sharpened their observation skills as they sketched branches, counted tree rings and flower petals, and found beautiful imperfections in natural objects. Nature is a wonderful source for curiosity and creativity as the first grade artists create and discover.

The first grade artists had a wonderful time learning to draw BIG! Our mentor artist was Georgia O'Keeffe and she helped to inspire us to make even the smallest details feel powerful. See more first grade flowers on newcityart's flickr!

1 comment:

ZenCrafter said...

Shannah, what lucky kids to have you as their guide!! You've put the materials in their hands and opened their eyes and given them permission to explore, and LOOK at what they've come up with. Such joy!