For the last second grade art lesson of the year we talked about form. This art element is the perfect one to follow shape since they are so very similar. Just like shape, there are geometric and organic forms but while shape is flat, form is 3 dimensional.
After the short overview of form, I introduced them to french born, Edgar Degas, an artist who was well known for his paintings depicting everyday life.
Edgar Degas, Combing the Hair 1896
Degas was not only known for his paintings, but also his sculptures (a great example of the art element of the day, form)
Numerous bronze castings of the orignal wax sculpture “Little Dancer” have been made and can be found in museums all over the world, each one wearing it’s own unique tutu. It’s one of my favorite pieces of art to visit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As an introduction to our art project, I wanted the kids to see the different kinds of materials artists use to sculpt. From sand to sugar to glass to pumpkin, the kids got more and more excited with each example.
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