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Jean-Marie Galing

Art Resource Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools
Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)
Teacher/Educator, Curriculum Developer
Visual Arts, Arts :

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Alma Thomas: Collection of Colors

<p>Images support discussion of art portfolios and collections with elementary students. </p> <p>See - Think - Wonder</p> <p>1.  What do you see?</p> <p>2. What does it make you think of?</p> <p>3. What do you wonder about them, or what would you like to know more about these artworks?</p> <p>Further discussion questions:</p><ul><li>What do these artworks have in common?</li><li>Do you think they were created by the same artist?</li><li>Why might an artist develop a collection or portfolio of their work?</li><li>If you collect or make things, how would you like to share it with others?</li></ul>
Jean-Marie Galing

Abstract Sculpture

<p>For younger students, play an "I Spy" or sorting game with sculpture images. Attributes to look for:</p> <ul><li>Geometric shapes/forms</li><li>Biomorphic shapes/forms</li><li>Inside/outside sculptures</li><li>Sculptures that resemble animals or people</li><li>Sculptures that don't resemble anything</li><li>Big/little sculptures - explain how you decided this (scale in relation to its surroundings)</li></ul><p>With older students, challenge them to construct a definition of abstraction based on what they observe in the sculptures. </p>
Jean-Marie Galing

Abstraction Methods

<p>Artists can abstract people and objects in many ways. Which methods of abstraction can you identify in these artworks?</p> <ul><li>Simplify</li><li>Fragment (or explode; break into pieces)</li><li>Multiply </li><li>Rearrange (move the parts around)</li><li>Magnify (change the scale)</li><li>Distort (change the shape) </li><li>Morph (change into something else)</li><li>Arbitrary Colors</li></ul><p>Art making prompt: arrange some objects to draw. Then choose an abstraction method to create an artwork based on the objects you see.</p> <p></p>
Jean-Marie Galing