We just wrapped up a 6-session program with our friends in Ms. Cavanagh's (former!) classroom at P.S. 15., and as always we're blown away by the creativity and ingenuity of these talented students. This season, the kids studied weather elements in connection with different modern artists: a lesson on wind patterns was paired with Van Gogh paintings; the topic of light with Monet's waterlilies.
Teaching Artist Ruth Wetzel designed activities inspired by Van Gogh, Monet, O'Keeffe, and others, including the eight artists featured in Kentler's upcoming summer show, Patterning: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles. We held five sessions in the classroom with one visit to the gallery.
Here are some shots from our Van Gogh workshop. Students used paint and a handmade comb to depict wind movement in their landscapes: