Norman Rockwell was a fan of Jackson Pollock’s art. He admired his art so much that he created a painting of himself looking at a Jackson Pollack piece named “The Connoisseur”
Connoisseur, Norman Rockwell, 1961. Oil on canvas, 37¾” x 31½”. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, January 13, 1962. Private collection.
Kindergartners recreated this famous painting.
They made a mini Jackson Pollock by programming the Sphero robot. The Sphero robot rolled in paint to create the action painting.
Students learned about Day of the Dead celebration and the importance of MARIGOLDS in MEXICAN culture. In Mexico, Marigolds are grown for The Day of the Dead Celebration. Kindergarten and third grade read the Day of the Dead book written by Tony Johnson and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. They learned about COLOR and SHAPE to create a MARIGOLDS. They used WARM colors and RADIAL designs.
How many lines can you make? Kindergarten students learned about a variety of lines. Lines can be curly, straight, zigzag, thick or thin. Lines were used to create the mane of the lion. The lion itself was made with the following shapes: rectangle, triangle, and circle.