Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome To A Brand New Year Of Art Learning!

We have started another exciting year of art learning at Chaffee Trail Elementary School. Fifth grade students started learning about our "Artist In The Spotlight," Michelangelo! We discussed all the wonderful masterpieces created by Michelangelo including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In this photograph, you can see students drawing on papers taped to the underside of our art tables so they could fell what Michelangelo must have felt creating art at such an odd angle. They were also very interested to learn that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles share the names of 4 famous Renaissance artists: Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. They were especially surprised that the artists lived BEFORE the Ninja Turtles were created! I guess I'm teaching them SOMETHING! (sigh)