Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Art and Music...Our first IMPRESSION

This week, I collaborated with the music teacher (Mr. Estrella) to teach students about Impressionist art and music!!! First, we looked at Van Gogh's Starry Night and discussed what we see and how it is painted. Next, Mr. Estrella discussed and played Clair De Lune by Debussy. Students discussed the title of the song, what they hear, and how it is played. Then, it was time for art... each student received oil pastels and blue paper. They were asked to draw their favorite place to watch stars at night, but they had to draw in the style of Van Gogh. Students used short strokes to create texture in their artwork. We also listened to Debussy's piece while they worked.