This first painting was created by a 10 year old boy. I love the stylized bunny on the rainbow.
8 years old
This picture is titled Hide and Seek.
7 years old
7 years old
The Harvest, 7 years old
I love this painting of kittens. The title is Brothers. Believe of not, this painting was done by a 5 year old.
My students and I discussed how art is a visual language. We do not verbally speak the same language as these Chinese students, but we can still “read” their picture. We discussed similarities and differences that we might have. For example, when I showed the painting Hide and Seek, I asked the students what was going on in the painting (I didn’t tell them the title). Being that many of my students live on farms, they instantly deciphered the corn and the game the kids were playing. Next, I asked how many kids have played hide in seek in a cornfield, and several kids raised their hands. Just by looking at this painting, we were able to infer that we have something in common. Isn’t art a beautiful thing!!!!
After we looked at these paintings, we discussed what we wanted to “tell” Chinese students about our lives. I will share some of my students works in my next post.