Jasper Johns is an artist that is a painter, a printmaker, sculptor, and he makes drawings, usually based on paintings he created in the past. Jasper was born in Georgia in 1930. He is still alive! He grew up in South Carolina, and after college, he moved to New York City to work. His style is known as Neo-Dada. He likes to paint art of things people already know about, like tin cans, maps, flags, and targets. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2011. He was the first painter or sculptor to receive it since 1977.
Georges Seurat was a draftsman and painter who was known for Neo-Impressionism and creating his own art style called Pointillism. He lived a short life of 31 years from 1859 to 1891, but he was very productive. He lived in France most of his life. His Pointillism "uses dots of contrasting color that, when viewed at a distance, interact to create a luminous, shimmering effect." (http://www.theartstory.org/artist-seurat-georges.htm#biography_header) Seurat said, "“Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science."
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Christmas in Roseland Christmas Card
Mrs. Taylor’s 4th Grade class created this beautiful large wooden Christmas Card for the American Rose Center’s Christmas in Roseland. One student created the design the class voted to place on the card. Various students drew the design on the card. The whole class participated in painting in it. They used the painting technique called pointillism, created by Georges Seurat. Some of the students even stayed in at recess and after school. They voted and decided to include the phrase “Discover Magic” on the card to convey the theme. The hiker has found a magical rose in the winter forest that will never die.
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Christmas Tree Decorating ~ "Louisiana Cuisine: We Grow It, We Eat It!"
Ms. Whittington’s 3rd grade class worked to make ornaments for the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum’s Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. The theme this year was “Louisiana Cuisine: We Grow It & We Eat It!” The students selected their favorite Louisiana foods to paint on wooden ornaments. Some chose honey, milk, beignets, Mardi Gras king cake, Tabasco sauce, pecan pie, strawberries, sweet potatoes, and chicken. We went to the museum to decorate our tree. We also created a corn on the cob tree-topper, blue and gold Mardi Gras beads (the colors of the state flag), Louisiana cut-outs with the name of the theme, and a paper chain made of magazine pictures of food. We created a beautiful tree and had a ton of fun!