Visual Artists Bloom in K1
The K1 Classroom was filled with joy on Thursday night for the Exhibition Celebration for the Portrait of An Artist Study. 98% of the families were in attendance and many of the young artists brought along extended family and friends to view the quality work that the children completed over the last 13 weeks!
Over the course of the study, the children built a wide range of skills that will support their learning throughout their lives. The unit began with a module about Color. The children learned how to identify, mix, and describe color and were able to separate pigments into categories, such as primary, secondary, and tertiary. They honed their color-mixing skills by creating a copy of a Jackson Pollock painting, which can be viewed in the K1classroom.
On January 24, the K1 Class visited the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to kick off the second module of this study, which focused on self-portraiture. The children broke into two groups and toured the galleries to view paintings by mater artists. The children focused their observations on the use of color and the way the artist told a story about the person pictured. The children spent the next 8 weeks learning about two-dozen artists, who inspired their own creativity and knowledge about portraiture.
The K1 Gallery Opening was a beautiful celebration of Quality, Perseverance, Courage, Responsibility, and Joy. The entire class wishes to share their canvases with the entire Conservatory Lab community; please look for them at the end of this school year.