Friday, October 19, 2012

4th Grade - Laurel Burch inspired Cats

Cat Crowd by Laurel Burch
Artist Laurel Burch
Our 4th graders were introduced to Laurel Burch.  Ms. Burch was an artist who began working in the 1960s as a jewelry designer and the later went on to produce many drawings and paintings.  She was an inspirational artists for our students to learn about because although she was plagued with a debilitating disease that caused her to be in pain for most of her life, she created art that was colorful and fun. 

Ms. Burch's art allowed are students to investigate the use of color, line and pattern within an art composition.  The students used chalk pastels on dark paper to create their own works of art.


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