2019-2020 Artist Study

My favorite time of the year! Planning! I love curating our education to fit with all the wonderful opportunities we have in the area! This year, the local art museum will have three exhibits throughout the year that we will schedule along with our three terms. The first is Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the second is a Native American art exhibit, and the third is J.M.W. Turner!

Term 1 - Download the PDF - Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

The biography can be a bit dark with some of the physical and political aspects of their lives, but I do think that the color and vibrancy of a lot of the selections within our museum's exhibit will be enjoyable to the kids! In the downloadable PDF you can read my biography synopsis that I will read to my kids.  We also will be checking out a few books from the public library that are geared toward elementary students.

Term 2 - Download the PDF - Oscar Howe

Our museum will have a collection of Native American art.  Oscar Howe is not represented, but when searching for Native American artists, I was drawn to Howe's art and biography. I love his work and illustrations and look forward to what my kids have to say about the art!

Term 3 - Download the PDF - J.M.W. Turner

I love that the Ambleside Online curriculum has J.M.W. Turner on their list!  How providential that our local art museum will also have some of his collection on exhibit during our third term?!  Here is an educator guide to the Frist collection!

The works on display in Nashville are:
Fishermen at Sea, 1796
Grenoble from the River Drac with Mont Blanc in the Distance, 1802
Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth, 1842
The Fall of an Avalanche in the Grisons, 1810
The Blue Rigi, Sunrise, 1842
Venice, the Bridge of Sighs, 1840
(and probably more - these are just the 6 in the educator guide.)

If you want to use the educator guide but don't like the analytical questioning, check out this process of artist study!


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