Grade 1 students learned all about Paul Cézanne, his style and how he loved to paint things from his daily life including the delicious fresh food from the market in Aix-en-Paix. We then learned that pears can be broken down into 2 simple shapes: a circle with a hill on top, and tried our hand at a still life inspired by his famous artwork Trois Poires, 1878
Grade one students began by painting a warm background, then drawing the pears using yellow oil pastels. Then they painted their pears using a choice of red, yellow or green. We also examined how light shines on a still life, causing a reflection on top and a shadow underneath. This project focused on form, one of the 7 elements of art…
Et voilà, grade 1’s masterpieces:
When we were done, we practiced “interviewing the artist”/reflecting on our artwork and what we learned. We split up into groups of 3 comprising of: a videographer, an interviewer and a speaker and then rotated roles.