Saturday, January 24, 2015

Franz Marc lesson extension activities

It is interesting to think about what Franz Marc might have painted if he had lived through World War 1.  More nature?  More "flaming agony?"  

Explore:

  • Deep meaning is the key hallmark of expressionism.  Enjoy stretching your own ability to consider beyond the obvious.  Read familiar fables at aesopfable.com.  What is the author trying to convey?  Next, try to match one of Franz Marc’s paintings (available at Guggenheim.org) to the tale.

Consider:

  • Marc was taught about Jesus by his mother, but later decided that only animals are worthy of living in paradise.  Do you agree?  Read John 3:16.  Consider the word "believe" in this verse.  What is the one requirement for salvation?  Can animals believe?  Is this promise for all creatures on earth? (Parents - Please be intentional in patiently listening to your child's reasoning for their answers.  This is a large concept to grasp, and they may have pets that they are concerned about.)

Read:

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Franz Marc

Franz Marc
1880-1916
German
Expressionist and founder of Der Blaue Reiter group, Franz Marc was a key figure in the art world despite his early death in World War I at the age of only 36.

In preparation for class please spend some time enjoying the image below:
Blue Horse I
Franz Marc
1911
Oil on Canvas
Lenbachhaus, Germany
We are making torn paper animal habitat projects to surprise the volunteers who work with the NH Fish & Game Department.  You won't need much for supplies this month.  (Hooray, no last minute scramble to the craft store!) You will simply need:

    • 3 sheets Tru Ray Acid Free Construction Paper (1 white, 2 color of choice) - 12”x18”
    • Prang crayons, one 8 color set - need: 1 set per student
    •  glue stick (check to make sure yours is still full, we will be using this a lot) - can be shared
    • 1 pair Scissors - need 1 per student
    • 1 piece of scrap paper
    • everyday pencil with an eraser
See you at 6:30 on Friday, January 16th

Friday, January 9, 2015

Klee Inspired Postage Stamps



Our stamps were given to friends living at a local elder-care facility.  There were lots of smiles and "I remember when my kids..." stories shared.  Thank you for brightening their day!