Allen Brook and Mansfield Art Studios

The painting above, made in '08-'09, depicts the old Williston train station. This is one of two images that depict historic buildings of our town. The children learned how to project an image, copy it onto canvas and observe angles, color values and tones and other details from the original black and white photos. They also imagined the colors of the building, sidewalks, train, clothing and surrounding landscape. The paintings hung for a while at Dorothy Alling Library and now are at Allen Brook School.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jazz Collage

In collage, third and fourth grade students created collages while listening to jazz musicians including John Coltrane, Bill Evans Trio and Count Basie among others. They also learned about the beginnings of Cubism as seen in works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Romare Beardon.

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