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

Our theme in Art this year combines the spatial and naturalist intelligences as we explore Art in Nature. Artists love to create but they also observe. The first grade artists spent time outside sketching and observing many different tree branches and how those branches diverge. Nature is a wonderful source for curiosity and creativity as the first grade artists create and discover!

The artists used their nature sketches to help inspire them to make an imagined treescape silhouette and chose an analogous color scheme to fill in the background using oil pastel. We love the rich color and intensity of these expressionist treescapes!