THE WORLD THROUGH FRIDA KAHLO’S EYES
This month we’ll explore the sensational art of legendary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. From her self-portraits to her still life art, every image tells a story. We’ll explore how she used color theory, symbolism, and thoughtful compositions to make her art so timeless and iconic.
SECRET MESSAGES IN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART
“There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.” – Leonardo da Vinci.
This month is all about seeking and seeing! Together, we’ll look at three masterpieces – by Botticelli, da Vinci, and Raphael – and we’ll learn how to find and interpret all kinds of fascinating hidden messages in Italian Renaissance paintings!
HUNDERTWASSER’S SPIRALING PERSPECTIVE
Friedensreich Hundertwasser had a gift for seeing things differently than most. In addition to being an artistic visionary, he was a world traveler and an environmental pioneer. This month we’ll explore the art and architecture he created as well as the eco-friendly philosophies that shaped his creative process and artistic style.
ANCIENT GREEK ART
You can tell a lot about a society by looking at their art. This month we’ll get to know the people of Ancient Greece, and we’ll learn about them by looking at the things they created— their buildings, pottery, and sculpture.
FAITH RINGGOLD’S NARRATIVE QUILTS
Faith Ringgold’s quilts are a unique combination of textile art, painting, and the written word. She grew up in Harlem in the 1930’s, and her art explores social and political issues that touched her life. In addition to her illustrious career as an artist, she’s also authored several children’s books! This month we’ll discover what makes Ringgold’s art so extraordinary, and kids will be invited to create their own story quilt!
ART FROM THE LASCAUX CAVE
Let’s travel 18,000 years back in time, and deep into a hidden cave full of art. This month we’ll explore drawings, paintings and engravings of animals in France’s Lascaux Cave. The cave features images of horses, bison, aurochs, reindeer, lion, bear, woolly rhino, and even felines. There are various markings and symbols in the artwork, too!
ADVENTURES IN ABSTRACTION
Wassily Kandinsky was an influential leader in the abstract art movement. He was interested in color, form, and composition. For Kandinsky, art was an expression of his internal world. This month we’ll experience our senses and make abstract art inspired by our surroundings as well as our own personal thoughts and feelings.
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