Welcome to the 2011-2012 Quest Art Blog!!!
I am Tricia Hart, the new Art Resource specialist at Quest Montessori in Wakefield RI.
I've been spending the past two weeks getting to know all of the eager young artists attending Quest Montessori! Everyone is so happy to be back to school and bursting with excitement about creating new works of Art! We have been experimenting with different types of oil pastels and water color paints! Upper Elementary students have been working on Egyptian portraits of themselves as ancient royals or gods. Everyone is really getting into the hieroglyphs used to indicate their names. Since they are all on field trip this week, images of these fantastic works will be posted next week once they have returned and complete more stages of their projects.
Lower Elementary have been really getting into the blending possibilities of new oil pastels! We looked at the treatment for rendering flowers by three artists. English naturalist, Mark Catesby, Dutch artist Vincent VanGogh and American painter Georgia O'Keeffe.
|Vincent van Gogh|
Students were able to examine work from each artist and choose which style they preferred. Everyone sees sunflowers...just a bit differently. Look and see!
Here are some pictures of work in progress as well as finished work.