April 14, 2016

Abstract Expressionism: 2nd Grade

I know many art teachers that are afraid to pursue classroom discussion with young artists about "WHAT IS ART"?  It is a big topic that might be hard to wrap YOUR mind around...let alone 7 yr olds?!?! ha ha  The thing about it...kids do love to share their thoughts....AND TRUST ME...they have a lot on what is & isn't art.  Facilitate conversation without fear of answers...let students express their ideas, but be there to ask them WHY?  

I love this abstract expressionism lesson.  The students were so awesome with their questions & thoughts when we looked at a variety of pieces from this style.  They were excited to get busy & EXPRESS themselves once discussion was finished! 

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