I shared a print by Japanese artist Keiko Minami with them. Keiko lived until she was well into her 90s and during her lifetime she made some wonderfully minimal scenes of nature. Very light. Very delicate. We talked about how this one is an example of a landscape in art and we took a few minutes to identify the geometric shapes and patterns she used to create the scene.
I had time with a couple classes to create sentences together at the end. We built most of the sentence together, sounding out the words and making finger spaces between them. We then came up with a list of things that we made our drawing with, I wrote these on the board, and students picked one of the words to complete their sentence.
These are quite beautiful, so interesting the patterns they made using a limited colour palette and minimal marks. Fabulous :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind words, dawn:)Delete
So good - both Keiko and the kinders! Thanks for sharing, it's a keeper for sure : )ReplyDelete
Thanks Joe! Her work is quite elegant in a minimal kinda way. I was pretty stoked with how well the kinders handled the shapes and pattern elements.Delete
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