Art Image Early Years – Children Together
By Christine Thompson
The Teacher’s Guide includes six lessons offering clear, concise objectives, concepts or vocabulary words, materials, preparation, and extension activities for further exploration of the theme and concepts presented in the program. Biographies of the five artists featured in this set are provided for teachers who wish to share this information.
Some of the concepts introduced in the lessons are: neighborhood, textures, time period, glance (look), mood, expression, pose, position, resemblance, grouping, viewpoint, close/far, and relationships.
The reproductions in this set feature images of children working, playing, and sharing quiet moments with other children. Some of the children depicted in these reproductions are siblings. Others appear to be neighborhood friends. The situations and relationships portrayed in these images are universal, representing experiences most North-American children share. Children are asked to enter the reproductions imaginatively and search for clues in the images that indicate differences in settings, moods, activities, and time period.
This set can be used as a stand-alone program, or adapted and used to initiate new projects or areas of studies, or to incorporate art images into young children classrooms and curricula.
The kit includes:
- 5 Fine Art Reproductions 18″ x 22 ¾ ” (45.8 cm X 56.5 cm);
- A Teacher’s Guide;
- A plastic portfolio ofr storage.
List of reproductions you will find in your Children Together Kit:
Tanobe, Miyuki, Monday, Washing-Day
Cassatt, Mary, The Sisters
Scott, Louise, Two Blue Balloons, One Grey
Bourassa, Napoléon, The Little Fishermen
Hamel, Théophile, Flore and Olympe Chauveau