Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jasper Johns

I've liked Jasper Johns' work for a while now but this is the first elementary project we've done based on his work.
He's known for his American encaustic (hot wax dripping) 'Flag' and my favorite 'Numbers..'

In the past year or so, Jasper Johns was honored by the White House for his contributions in the art world.
We also share the same "JJ" initials. He has a fairly large amount of work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Ok, now to the project.
2nd graders reviewed primary and secondary colors and we practiced single digit block letters filling a vertical page.
We wanted to keep the primary colors from mixing together so that we did not end up with secondary colors.

Here are students working:

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