This word cloud was created using the list of artists 6 graders chose as their inspiration and the web app tagxedo
Six graders have started their paintings inspired by an artist of their choice. To prepare for this unit, students reviewed this Google presentation, and then either read a Getting to Know book or a Scholastic Art magazine about their artist. They learned more about their artist, and his/her style, and made a choice about how they wanted to use that in their own work. Students could be inspired by the subject matter, paint application, color scheme, etc.
Check out the photos below to see students in action, working on their paintings.