Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Degas Dancers








In Art class, 1st graders learned about the artist Edgar Degas. He loved to painted ballerinas and horses. He also showed movement in his paintings. 1st graders drew ballerinas like Degas and used a dyed coffee filter for the tutu!


6 comments:

  1. Waht a great idea to use a coffe filter for the tutu!

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  2. These are adorable! How did the boys react to drawing ballerinas?

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  3. I thought I may have some boys complain, but that wasn't the case! They enjoyed it just as much as the girls. I wouldn't do it w/any older than 1st grade though....I also say to the class, Degas was a boy and he painted ballerinas, so we can too!

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  4. Great idea! I'm teaching an art class for a dance camp this summer, and I can really use this

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  5. Thanks a million for this wonderful idea, I've done it this month with my 6 years old kids and they loved it. You can see their works at my blog
    http://artecontusmanitas.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/las-bailarinas-de-degas-para-ninos/

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  6. I did these with my grade 1 students and it went over great! I put them up on a bulletin board together with my grade 6's Edgar Degas art.

    Confessions of a Modern Day Substitute Teacher

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