Murals are large artworks shown on walls. They can be painted inside or outside. Murals can tell a story about a place or the people who live there. This was painted by Ohio artist, Eric Henn. What does this mural tell about Versailles? Where is it located?
Watch the video about Jeff Zimmerman who is a mural artist in Chicago.
Goal: I can draw a mural design and show where the mural will be.
2nd-5th grades: Here’s one way to draw an inside space:
Why do people make art? How does making art make life better? Alma Thomas was an African American abstract artist. She studied art in college and became an art teacher. She make art part time while she was teaching. When she retired from teaching, she focused on making art. She developed her signature style of using shapes and short brushstrokes to create abstract art. She was often inspired by nature and plants around her and used their colors and shapes in her paintings. She was the first African American woman to have a solo art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. What do you see in her artworks that remind you of nature?
What inspired you or gives you ideas for making art?
Artists make art about things they see, feel, remember, and imagine. Carmen Lomas Garza explains where she gets ideas for her artworks and how art, reading, and writing all work together. What stories does her art tell? What story could you tell about your life? How could you show that story using art?
2nd grade goal: I can create art about events in my life.
K goal: I can tell a story about my life using art.
“It’s your last chance to see “The Wild Things Are Here: Maurice Sendak at the Library.” See original artwork created by Sendak for the beloved children’s book. Be sure to take a look, it will not be in our region again.”