Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chagall Glass-work display

Our artwork is on display at the Bedford Public Library!  Stop by to take a look.  Hours and directions available here.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Chagall Extension Activities

Chagall was a pioneer of modern art. His brightly colored work drew from memories of his childhood, Judaism, and Russian folktales. Filled with fantastical creatures and surreal events, the creativity of these pieces continues to inspire viewers to search for meaning in his images.

Read:

A Picture for Marc  - This fictional story is based on Marc Chagall's claim that he never saw a drawing until age 16, when a classmate taught him to trace a magazine picture.

Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story  - Reviews the life of Marc Chagall through stories that he tells his twin grandchildren.  Beautiful illustrations.

Create:


  • Try making your own gravity defying drawings using these instructions Bake your art! 
  • Stained glass window cookies are just as beautiful as they are delicious. Recipe

Explore:

chagall quote rock
  • View images along with discussions of Chagall's work at artstory 
  • Color "I and the Village" onlin


Consider:  

Marc Chagall once said "When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art." 
Do you agree?
 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Marc Chagall

We are going to be studying an early modernist who worked in almost every medium you can imagine, Marc Chagall.
Marc Chagall
1912
Calvary (Golgotha) Christus gewidmet
oil on canvas
Museum of Modern Art, New York
This month we will be working with glass. How fun is that?!  Please feel free to bring in a stroller or high chair to keep babies contained - we will do our best to keep the shards off of the floor, but I can't guarantee safety for little ones.



To complete this month's project you will need:

  • glass kit - *There are a limited number of glass kits available from our supplier, if you do not see your name on this list with the correct number, please get in touch with me as soon as possible  

  • Crayons - minimum 8 color set, we recommend Prang *can be shared
  • White glue, 4oz *can be shared (glue sticks can not be substituted for white glue)

See you on October 16th at 6:30!