“Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface. Painters can make space where there is no space, and they can make you think of a life experience through their mark making.”
– Chuck Close
In Ms. Atterman’s Willow Creek K class the young artists are investigating their lives and the seasons through paint. Ms. Brooke and Ms. Atterman are working together to create an arts integrated unit that will reveal students’ reflections and depictions of the seasons.
“How can colors describe a stormy thunderous sky?”
“How can we as artists create a hot hot summer day?”
“What words and what colors can describe a wintery snowfall?”
Through mixing colors and mark-making, the young artists are learning how to show the differences in the seasons on paper.