Summer Enrichment: Art Around the World

My district offers courses for the students to take that range from Physical Education to Cooking based on literature to Techno-Wars to Chess! Of course, I teach art! Last year, I taught a painting color theory class, this year we did Art Around the World! 

We learned about different countries and the traditional art or architecture that came from there and made our own! 

1st country was the USA: 

  
 

Then we traveled to the Central African Republic and discussed their butterfly wing collages. We made some collages of our own as well! (No butterflies were harmed in the making of this artwork) 

  
Then we moved over to Russia and talked about their religious mosaics! 

  
Then we traveled to Ancient Greece and spoke about their frescos! 

   
 

Then we traveled to ancient Egypt and spoke about their orthostats. 

   
 

Finally, we went to Australia and learned about the indigenous people there called the Aborigines and their traditional dot art. (Which also turned into a pointallism lesson) 

  
  
This was a lot of fun! Pretty sure these kiddos learned a bunch! 

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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