Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, and Judith Godwin aren't among the "big names" in art history that you hear all the time... but they should be!
This month in The Studio, we're focusing exclusively on these three revolutionary pioneers of the Abstract Expressionist movement... and you're invited to join us!
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Let's Meet Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, and Judith Godwin
Helen Frankenthaler was an American artist who lived from 1928-2011. She developed a signature painting method called the soak-stain technique where she poured thinned down oil paint directly onto a canvas she laid flat on the floor.
Lee Krasner is often remembered as Jackson Pollock's wife. But many people don't realize she created an amazing body of artwork – even before she met Jackson, and she continued to paint for three decades after his untimely death.
Her art hangs in museums all around the world and she's considered one of the main influencers of the Abstract Expressionist movement.
She said this about her art: "All my work keeps going like a pendulum; it seems to swing back to something I was involved with earlier, or it moves between horizontality and verticality, circularity, or a composite of them. For me, I suppose that change is the only constant."
Judith Godwin was inspired by things like Japanese zen philosophies, modern dance, and nature. She was good friends with Martha Graham, and the movement and energy she expressed in her dancing influenced many of Godwin's paintings.
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This month in The Studio membership, we'll learn all about Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Judith Godwin, and the Abstract Expressionist movement!
It's going to be such an AMAZING month! We'll start our study on Monday, September 3, and members of The Studio will receive an easy to follow lesson plan each Monday!
Each month we follow the same outline:
- Week 1- Introduction and overview
- Week 2- Going deeper (focus on one aspect of the art)
- Week 3- Connecting the dots (relating it to other subjects)
- Week 4- Review and explore more
Enrollment is open– but it will be closing on September 21! Come join us and see how much fun you and your kids can have with art!
If you are new to Art History Kids, and you haven't heard about The Studio... let me tell you a little bit about it!
The Studio is a monthly membership that helps you cover a new art history topic with your kids each month– effortlessly!
Your Membership Works Like This... You get:
- A new fun theme to explore each month. We look at art from lots of different time periods, and from artists all around the world.
- Easy to follow lesson plans delivered each Monday. Begin your week with creativity! It's effortless with lesson plans from The Studio greeting you each Monday morning. You'll practice the art of conversation with pre-planned discussion guides and chat prompts that will lead you in some great art talks with your kids. Never wonder which book to read! Book lists are all researched for you. And, your kids will love the open-ended project ideas every week. They're always process-oriented, so the artistic journey is more important than the destination. Finally, you'll learn to implement The One Thing Theory. It's my secret trick that banishes homeschool overwhelm for good!
- Personalized feedback from me. Email me any time. I'll usually get back to you the same day.
- Access to Welcome Week. When you join, we'll spend a week looking at different aspects of the membership, and you'll get a guided tour to walk you through everything. I'll also share tips on how to set up an amazing art area for your kids, and how to store all of their masterpieces in an easy and organized system.
- Access to several months of archived lessons. There will be several months of previous activities waiting for you in addition to the current month's topic.
Here's what members are saying:
You can read lots more about The Studio, and if you feel your kids (and you!) would like to try it out, you can join us in July. There's no long term commitment... your membership is month-to-month, and this month only you'll have a chance to preview the membership for a full week before you are charged! See if it's right for you and your kids, and let me know if you have any questions. I'm always here to help.