Monday, January 20, 2014

3rd Grade - Hundertwasser Color and Texture Study

Hundertwasser is one of my favorite lessons so far this year. During the fall I was enrolled in a visual art course for art educators. In one of the units on color theory for elementary art I came across this awesome lesson by Patty at Deep Space Sparkle. This lesson was originally created for 5th grade but my Bell 3rd graders were well up to the challenge and accomplished some very visually appealing work.

The lessons main concept was to develop the students understanding of warm and cool color palettes, patterns, lines, composition and abstract imagery. It also has strong art history component by introducing art students to Hundertwasser (1928-2000), "a visionary and responsible creator, who mobilized the power of his art in order to spread his message for a life in harmony with nature and the individual creativity. Hundertwasser was a symbolic figure for a non-conformist way of life, a forerunner of environmental protection and an ambassador for a self-determined alternative existence."

A wonderful resource for students is Harvesting Dreams: Hundertwasser Kids by Barbara Stieff and Hundertwasser (Taschen 25th Anniversary) by Harry Rand.



3rd Grade Students at Work 2013 - Hundertwasser Lesson


Student Art


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