Ms. Hom has an MA in Art Education from Teachers College and a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. She has teaching experience in both private and public sectors. This is her third year teaching art at P.S. 124. She is thrilled that each day she has the opportunity to share her passion for art with such creative young minds.
I chose to modify the lesson titled “ What’s Your Impression?” I used the lesson’s premise of observational drawing and applied it to a new lesson for Vincent Van Gogh. My lesson was inspired by Van Gogh’s still life drawings of shoes or boots and my own following of Vincent’s footsteps through the streets in and around Paris. The question I posed to my students is: What would it be like to walk in your shoes? Students are given the opportunity to share their ideas through artistic and written means.
Hone students observational skills.
Explore using color expressively.
Create and experiment with visual texture.
Technology was integrated by using the Internet to show students examples of Vincent Van Gogh’s work. Web sites used included:
Students were assessed by teacher observations and by a class art critique. During the critique students discussed and compared the similarities and differences between each other’s work.
I would suggest for teachers to ask students to bring in a pair of their favorite shoes that may remain in the classroom as long as needed. If students need to continue their initial drawing in the following class, there would be no need to reconstruct the still-life.
Student Work Samples
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