Art With Mrs. Castrigano *** Southeast Middle School
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Matisse and Marc
Southeast 7th graders are starting an art timeline that begins at the start of the 20th Century and ends in contemporary or modern art. We have began with artists Henri Matisse and Franz Marc. They started an art movement called Fauvism in about 1904-1908. It had recognizable subjects, however was unique due to the bright and unexpected colors and visible brush strokes. We discussed this through a presentation which you can watch at http://prezi.com/98rodcitrsz1/fauvism-matisse-and-marc-horses/ Our students really connected with Franz Marc because he is most well known for his paintings of horses and many of our students see horses everyday or own horses themselves. Students chose an animal that they wanted to draw and we used oil pastels to recreate the bright colors and textures of Marc.
I am currently in my 7th year of teaching!! I teach art to 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Southeast Middle School. I have taught for 5 years in the Phoenix Elementary School District. I absolutely love teaching art and cannot imagine doing anything else! I enjoy painting in my free time and my artwork has been on display in restaurants and galleries in the Phoenix and Cleveland areas.
I attended Kent State University in Ohio. I majored in Art Education and received two minors in fine art and education. I graduated from High School in Ohio also, and was selected to participate in a professionally oriented Art Program. It was this program and the wonderful teachers that taught it that inspired me to become an Art Teacher.