4th grade Music Collages

4th grade also learned about Romare Bearden and they had a spin on their Black History Month collagraphs, and made music related Collages! They were allowed to use any music related idea! They definitely used their knowledge from the prior project and turned it up a notch! 

Jazz Monoprints

Black History Month is upon us! We learned about the history of Jazz music! Starting in New Orleans by African-American musicians, the kindergarteners and first graders listened´╗┐ to New Orleans style jazz and identified the instuments they heard. After compiling a list of instruments they were given, and then used brayers to roll out the … Continue reading

Kinder Printed and Collaged Cities

Oh the mess! Printmaking and five year olds is not an easy task. You would have taught I’d learned my lesson with our Black History Month project. Guess I’m glutton for punishment, but here we are again. Learning about the artist Romare Bearden, what skyscrapers were and how fast the art teacher can move around … Continue reading

1st & 2nd Meet Romare Bearden

Black History Month means focusing on a black artist, both 1st and 2nd grades learned about one of my favorite artist from the Harlem Renaissance, Romare Bearden!  He looked at several examples of his work, and discussed what the word collage meant. Then they got to work!  1st grade had to build a person, they … Continue reading