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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 :

Jean-Marie Galing's collections

 

Memorable Moments

<p>Look at the images. . . </p> <p></p> <ul><li>What is happening?</li><li>Who do you think these people are?</li><li>Do you have a memory of doing something similar? </li></ul><p>ART MAKING CHALLENGE:  Create an artwork that depicts a memory of something you enjoyed with family or friends. The artwork could be a drawing, painting, or collage. </p> <p></p>
Jean-Marie Galing
9
 

Postcard Places

Jean-Marie Galing
14
 

Mystery and Fantasy

<p>These artworks are <strong>enigmatic</strong> - "mysterious, puzzling, hard to understand, mystifying, inexplicable, baffling, perplexing, bewildering, confusing, impenetrable, inscrutable, incomprehensible, unexplainable, unfathomable, indecipherable."   They are open to interpretation.  </p><p>Look at one or more of these artworks. How did the artist create a sense of mystery or fantasy? What do you think it could mean?  </p>
Jean-Marie Galing
16
 

Summer Fun

<p>What do you like to do in summer? Look at some pictures for ideas. Think:</p><ul><li>What does that feel like?</li><li>Can you taste it?</li><li>What would you hear there?</li><li>What weather do you see?</li></ul> <p>Art prompt: Draw or paint a picture of yourself and a friend or family member having fun doing a summer activity.</p>
Jean-Marie Galing
12
 

Controlled Environments

<p>The environments depicted by some artists evoke a sense of control and order.  Look at these artworks by Charles Sheeler, Edward Hopper, and Richard Estes. What formal elements of art or principles of design do you see that support the feeling of control?</p> <ul><li>Elements: line, shape, color, value, form, texture, space</li><li>Principles of Design: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, unity</li></ul>
Jean-Marie Galing
12
 

Evocative Memories

<p>Memories can evoke strong feelings and  inspire artists to tell stories in their art. Look at a selected image with a partner or table group and discuss:</p> <p></p> <ul><li>What is the story?</li><li>How do you think the person or people feel about this experience?</li><li>What do you see that makes you think they feel that way?</li><li>Have you ever had the same feeling?</li></ul><p></p>
Jean-Marie Galing
13
 

Community Neighborhoods

<p>Images support learning in art lessons about the big idea of Community. Compare/contrast urban, suburban, and rural communities. What do all communities have in common?</p><p>Activity: Print selected images on 8.5" x 11" card stock and laminate. Cut each image into several pieces. Number the backs of the pieces and place in a zip-lock bag with the same number. </p><p>Each student receives a puzzle piece and must work with their small group to re-assemble the image. Then make a list of clues about the community depicted. As each group shares their lists, the teacher records responses. Duplicate responses get a tally mark next to the word. </p><p>Teacher can then lead a discussion about what makes a community and help students make connections to similarities with their own local community.</p>
Jean-Marie Galing
13
 

Community Murals

<p>These images come from murals that depict people at work.  What jobs do you see them doing? How does each job help the community?</p>
Jean-Marie Galing
10
 

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
23
 

Balance & Symmetry

<p>Which type of balance is represented in each image?</p> <ul><li>Symmetrical balance</li><li>Radial balance</li><li>Asymmetrical balance</li></ul>
Jean-Marie Galing
16
 

Animal Sculptures

<p>Images support second grade paper sculpture lesson. View a few images and lead a discussion with questioning:</p><ul><li>What do you notice about this picture?</li><li>Where do you think this is located?</li><li>If you were here and saw this animal, what would you be thinking?</li><li>Why do you think the artist chose to put this animal in this spot?</li><li>How do you think the animal affects people who use this space?</li><li>Can you think of a space in your community where an artist might place an animal sculpture?</li></ul>
Jean-Marie Galing
7
 

Modular Designs

<p>Observe and discuss selected images. . . </p> <ul><li>What shapes or forms are combined in each image?</li><li>What purpose do you think it was designed for? Why do you think that?</li><li>What do all the images have in common?</li></ul><p>After discussion, construct a definition of the term "modular."</p> <p>ART MAKING CHALLENGES: </p> <ul><li>Create a modular sculpture for a community space using cut and folded paper or tag board.</li><li>Draw a modular design for a building with a specific purpose.</li><li>Design modular storage for a small apartment. </li><li>Design modular furniture that could be rearranged for different purposes. </li></ul><p></p>
Jean-Marie Galing
15