Friday, November 19, 2010

Cityscape Collage Mural--2nd grade

In the spirit of 20th century American artist, Romare Bearden, 2nd grade created cityscape collage murals.  In art, we looked at how cities were depicted through paintings and photographs, while in social studies the students were studying cities as a part of their unit on communities.  To begin, the students made Styrofoam prints of parts of a city....buildings, vehicles, monuments.  Next, they created paper collages of buildings, transportation and people.  As a group they decided the placement of all their pieces of art, keeping in mind the use of space and overlapping while also trying to achieve the fullness and frenzy of a city.  The results are a treat to see and capture the sense of a city so well!

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