reggio emilia classroom
These colorful paintings were created by my wonderful fourth graders, but the lesson could easily be adapted to other grades. The project is based on the painting "Once Emerged From the Grey of Night" by artist Paul Klee, in which he used the letters from a poem to created shapes and negative space that he then filled with color.
Our version of the hands heart photo for the silent auction at our school's Art Night fundraiser. It was quite a task getting all of those kindergarteners to keep their hands in place and hold still for the picture, and while it's not totally perfect, and we ended up with a few little heads in there, it still looked great, and the kids loved it. A local photo lab donated their services and printed it on a canvas for us. It ended up getting quite a few bids @ the silent auction on Art Night!