Making Art To Music

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"Art To Feelings" Mikyla 11-10-11

The artists at Bayside Elementary and Willow Creek Academy, working with youth in arts mentor artist Marguerite Etemad, made art to music.
First we gathered feeling words, bringing to our minds all the ways that we can feel. We looked at Georgia O’Keeffe’s abstract paintings for inspiration. Then the artists listened closely to the music. As they listened to the music they asked themselves the following questions. How does the music make me feel? What do I imagine?

What is the feeling? What is the Story?

Then they drew with oil pastels while listening to the music. Expressing their feelings and their imaginations in their work.

3rd Grade Bayside Elementary Artists 11-7-11

"The Drum Players" Talia 2nd grade artist Bayside Elementary 11-10-11

The artists listened to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and “The Beat of My Drum” by Babatunde Olatunji while making their art.

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