Art Explorers

Art Explorers at LaurelhurstArt Explorers combines an Art History Lesson with an Art Project. This program is led by parent volunteers, called Art Docents. Each lesson focuses on a specific artist, examining their life and work at an age appropriate level. Discussion is followed by a hands-on art project, where students create art in the style or genre specific to the featured artist. An emphasis will be placed on studying art from a diverse range of cultures, artists and time periods. This year, the student art is displayed online for all to enjoy. Click on the teacher’s names below to view the artwork.

 

Art Explorers Gallery

Kehinde Wiley
Students studied artist Kehinde Wiley who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings of African Americans, frequently referenced the work of Old Master paintings. Students had the opportunity to draw a portrait of themselves on paper and add an ornate background or use Seesaw to photograph a subject and create a background.

Kindergarten – Ms. Lara
Kindergarten – Ms. Grant
Kindergarten – Ms. Davidson
1st Grade – Ms. Thomas
1st Grade – Ms. Bonn
2nd Grade – Ms. Anderson
2nd Grade – Ms. Isaacson
2nd Grade – Ms. Gunning
3rd Grade – Ms. Sullivan
3rd Grade – Mr. Benson
4th Grade – Mr. Pittman
4th/5th Grade – Ms. Tutt
5th Grade – Ms. Backenstose

Maurice Sendak
In October, Art explorers learned about Maurice Sendak who wrote and illustrated “Where the Wild Things are” and drew their own monsters.

Kindergarten – Ms. Lara
Kindergarten – Ms. Grant
Kindergarten – Ms. Davidson
1st Grade – Ms. Thomas
1st Grade – Ms. Bonn
2nd Grade – Ms. Anderson
2nd Grade – Ms. Isaacson
2nd Grade – Ms. Gunning
3rd Grade – Ms. Sullivan
3rd Grade – Mr. Benson
4th Grade – Mr. Pittman
4th/5th Grade – Ms. Tutt
5th Grade – Ms. Backenstose