Picture This: Figures in Motion: The Paintings & Sculpture of Edgar Degas
Kindergarten through 5th grade.
“Join us as we learn about the people in Degas’ famous paintings, then try our hand in capturing motion on paper and in three dimensions.”
· Read aloud: Edgar Degas: Paintings that Dance (J759.4 COC), Degas and the Little Dancer : a Story about Edgar Degas (Picture Book Anholt) and/or Marie in Fourth Position (Picture Book Littlesugar)
· Have kids create pastel drawings showing movement (dark construction paper, pastels) and/or action figures (pipe cleaners, foil, masking tape, playdough, tissue paper, google eyes, fabric, etc. for decorating)
· Resources: Picture This: Activities and Adventures in Impressionism (759.054 RAI) pp.24-29 Pastels, Action figures, Start with Art: People (J704.942 LAC) p. 16 drawing with different materials, Impressionism (759.054 BOL) p.20 , The Usborne Art Treasury (J750.11 DIC) p. 60-63 Pastel Dancers, My Art Book (DK) (J745.5 MY) p.34-39 “Freeze Frame”