Sunday, December 25, 2011

wolf kahn and a merry Christmas

Ava, age 6, pastel

Ned, age 6, pastel of night time
Nina, age 6," I looked at the photo and then made it up."

Sage, age 6, pastel, "The sky wasn't pink but I wanted it to be."
As a Christmas treat  I couldn't resist showing you these. My youngest group of students (age 6 and 7)have begun to study Wolf Kahn. After seeing WK's work in books and on the smartboard the children  (age 6) talked about what they noticed. Their observations included:
1. He made it real but he didn't use the details.
2. Looks like he is having fun.
3. It's just scribbles but it makes sense.
4. The colors are exciting.
5.The pinks and oranges look good together. I didn't know it would do that.
Alexander, age 6, pastel
Their two challenges were very WK. First begin the painting in a place that doesn't have a name. For instance not a tree, a sky...just a space of color. Make color decisions  everywhere. Oh, to be 6 years old, bursting with creativity and less rule bound.

Have  a wonderful Christmas! May the child in you live forever.


Casey Klahn said...

Cool idea, and these do bring cheer!

Merry Christmas! Yesterday, we had snow for the first time in weeks, and it got my kiddoes excited.

Najma Velshi said...

What a wonderful post and blessing-best wishes to you for the new year.

SamArtDog said...

I bet teaching these kids is one of the best workshops you've ever been to. Wolf Kahn himself couldn't have done it better than they do. Their paintings are a total treat to see. Thanks so much for posting them.
P.S. Your inner child is doing just fine!

Leah said...

Merry Christmas Loriann. Love Sage's colours & comment.

loriann signori said...

Hi Casey! merry christmas to you. glad to hear about your snow. it is warm here and the cherry trees are reblooming...bazaar!

Hi Najma! Thank you about the post and blessing to you as well!

Hey Sam! Loved your dog manger. Teaching the children does keep my mind and heart open.Just seeing the light when they open their own personal "doors" is so cool.
PS Thanks about the inner child, i'm lucky to be surrounded.

Hey Leah!!!! Merry Christmas!Sage is a natural. She approaches her work with intensity and combination.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is one of my favorite posts of all time. Thank you for sharing this!

loriann signori said...

Hi Jala,
I am happy that you said that. I didn't know if anyone else would be delighted (as I am daily) by these awesome kids. They keep me thinking.