As the weather gets colder, the students are noticing the changes happening this morning. I find that the first and second graders are especially attentive to the changes in the air, the colors and the weather. I’ve been reading a lot about art from Michael Day’s “Children and Their Art”. He says that children know that they’re drawings don’t perfectly reflect what they see, but that instead they try to represent what they know. I’ve been paying closer attention to the conventions that children use to convey what they know about the world. Colors and lines to convey the shapes they see around them. I loved this painted-on drawing of a winter squash. Look at the curl the stem is making. Just lovely.
This month in art