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Mrs. Schellenberg & Young Artists

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Ralph Waldo Emerson's  Poem:             Success-     to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know  even one life breathed easier because of you.

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We used the wiring for our artful galimotos

Duncan Ceramics, Thank you! With your help and friends of the Fresno Art Museum 's  support, every child created a tie-dyed T Shirt. You made our world brighter!

Fresno County Office of Education, WE THANK You for the opportunity to create with clay!

Thank you Mr. Bullwinkle and Fresno County Office of Education for awarding us with a grant to purchase a kiln and clay supplies. We are so happy and grateful!

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Magestic Wonders

What are the tallest trees on earth? What can grow to heights of over 350 feet with amazing redish brown bark that thickens as it ages? And where can you see them?

 

 

The Giant Sequoias

Tallest Tree: 316 feet

Widest Tree: 34 feet

Redwood Mountain Grove

The length of 2 Toyota Priuses

As tall as a 31-story building

Being dwarfed by Earth’s most massive tree, the giant sequoia, fills you with wonder. It’s hard to believe that a living thing can be so enormous and old. Also known as Sierra redwoods, the largest of these trees that live in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range, could hold a stadium full of people~  Save the Redwoods.org

Point of View  Meet 2 Amazing Artists who Painted the Great Sequoias... And students these two artists are.....yes...still alive!

Art By Cedar Lee, " Her Majesty"

As I was painting this, I kept coming back to the thought that this beautiful redwood tree standing alone in the bright sky with its branches splayed out elegantly all around it, haloed by light, reminded me of a figure of royalty: A tall, proud queen decked out in brilliant robes and jewels. I just had to name this tree “Her Majesty.”

Angela's photo of the Sequoia
A close up!

I took this photo while in California this January.  I decided it would make an interesting painting.

 

 

Angela's Painting

 I started on it today. The canvas is 24" x 48".I changed the tree quite a bit today.  I wanted a looser, Impressionist feel to it, and I added blue and purple tones to give a more shadowed look.  I also adjusted the width of the tree in places.  I may add just a few more changes, but I like it much better now.

 

 

And now my California Dreamers, look at how Georgia O'keeffe painted this tree, the Lawrence Tree. Then let's go out and choose a tree from our school yard and paint it too!

Our Sequoia's in oil pastel               More to Come!

Name_________________________________________________

 

                       My Reflection 

 

I learned about a woman artist named_______________________________ who creates (created) _________________________________________     I learned about her through________________________________________ 

                            list source: website, museum or gallery visit

I would like to share my thoughts about her because:

 

This artist is special becuase the theme of her work is:

I identified with her theme because:

 

What I noticed about her work was:

           describe what you see  both subject and compostion using the                     elements of art and principles of design: include mass,organic  forms, use of positive and negative space and use of light. Pay attention to how the light dances on the branches or the stars shine through? How does the artist use line to move your eyes through the picture?

 What is her style? Impressionistic, abstract, realistic?

 

If I could spend a day with her I'd like to know:

 

4th Graders, My California Dreamers, you can watch this how to video and practice at home. Teach your family about foreground, middle ground and background.

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