ERIC Number: EJ866645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Sensational Shacks Inspired by Beverly Buchanan
Phillips, Lauren C.
Arts & Activities, v146 n4 p34, 46 Dec 2009
During the author's undergraduate experience at the University of Georgia, the author discovered a local artist named Beverly Buchanan. She creates beautiful pastel drawings of shacks. Her shacks are not sad houses, but rich, vibrant dwellings filled with memories of people who once lived there. Buchanan also creates sculptures of shacks made from found pieces of wood and shingles. This article presents a fun art project in which second- and third-graders use different materials to capture the essence of Buchanan's drawing and sculptures. Using a variety of textures, students turn simple shacks into creative collages. In this art project, elementary students examine the lines, shapes and colors of Beverly Buchanan's shack drawings and critique and discuss the techniques and materials used to create their artwork.
Descriptors: Art Activities, Studio Art, Art Products, Grade 2, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Artists, Art Criticism, Art Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia