HOW DO WE LOOK AT ART? WHAT IS ART?Students chose a photograph from National Geographics magazine that really caught their attention. Students studied the imagery, colors and composition. Students wrote everything that they could identify.Students learned that art could be used to educate us about different places in the world. They can show us the beauty and the harshness of real life. This can be done through photographs, drawings, paintings, illustrations, computer graphics, etc.
Studied learned about symbols, how they are used as a form of communication and how we are completely surrounded by them. Students took page from the story of “Stripes” (that they read in their classroom with Mrs. Burt) identified and drew a symbol to represent that part of the story. In the above drawing a student was able to clearly identify the symbolic imagery and meaning in the story.