School sessions started the end of February and we are celebrating Women Artists. My first grade classes are creating the Caves of Lascaux, all browns and pastels and wild animals. TK and kindergarten are celebrating the art of Faith Ringgold, Maya Angelou and Harriet Powers, three fabulous African American women artists. Second grade is celebrating the flower art of Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Bourgois----metal art, creepy spiders!! Third grade has been working in O'Keeffe and will drift into Louise Bourgois next week. Fourth graders are living in the palette of Cordelia Urueta, a fabulous colorist from Mexico. And my fifth graders are such great artists, we have been together for four years and their attention to detail and textures is just a treat to see.
I love teaching kids art: visual thinking, creating ideas, a love for color and design and just pictures to look at. It is my form of revolution, to learn to be creative in yourself, use the tools around you and make your version, your vision of art. These people will be the movers and creators when I am very old, and I like where they are going.
I want to thank you all for such a great month, I just removed half of my website items because they were SOLD!!! You are such wonderful women, and men for supporting my art. I couldn't exist without you! ~ Denise
This picture is one of my second grade artists' work, our theme, "Flowers of Our Imagination". Amazing!!