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ERIC Number: EJ891768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
What Is It? Elementary Abstraction
Von Sossan, Joanne
Arts & Activities, v147 n3 p42-43 Apr 2010
Abstraction can be hard for older students to understand, and it usually involves simplifying or rearranging natural objects to meet the needs of the artist, whether it be for organization or expression. But, in reality, that is what young artists do when they draw from life. They do not have enough experience--and sometimes the patience--to see the details and complexity of objects. To introduce the concept to her third-grade students, the author showed them some of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings. In this article, the author describes how students used their shoes as inspiration for their paintings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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