The first graders–a pleasant herd of artists–have been busy plotting towards the culmination of the tape painting project! They’ve named and identified horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines in artwork such as Piet Mondrian’s, Composition London. Ask them about the place where the ocean meets the sky, or what gazing off into the sunset at the beach may forever remind them of. They should be able to tell you that the flat and tranquil line that the sun sits on, sinks under, and rises from is the horizon line. Horizon=horizontal! They’ve invented lines I’d never dreamed of. They’ve documented their process in their sketchbooks like true artists, mastered the deceivingly difficult ruler, and taped compositions consisting of nonobjective line segments that will soon be painted to reveal examples of both positive and negative space. Their enthusiasm for art is inspiring and their polite manners and exemplary behavior in the studio has earned them all 4s for our Positive Paws. Stay tuned for images of our finished tape paintings.
Student: “I know! I need to show an example of a diagonal line!”
Ms. Bomba: “Exactly!”