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Monday, June 12, 2017


This week we are learning about
Alan MaGee


Alan Magee is a "realist" painter or a "representational" painter.  He is best known for his large scale acrylic paintings of stones and found objects.  His paintings are so realistic that you might think they were a photograph.  He likes to spend alot of time at the beach carefully studying stones.  He often gathers many stones, takes them to his studio, and then does arrangements of them that he can paint. He begins painting early in the morning and often paints late into the evening.  He loved to draw when he was a child and enjoyed looking very closely at objects he found.  At one time he illustrated covers for books and won an award for it.



This is a great summer project to do while you are outside exploring!

Materials needed:
collect materials such as stones, rocks, pebbles, gravel
you can also get:  leaves, twigs, pinecones, etc.
stick for drawing

Assemble your collection of materials.  Place them in a design or stack or place them in a temporary sculpture.  You can add other items for decoration like twigs or leaves.
Another idea would be to draw lines around it to make a design.  When done, take pictures of your creation from different angles.  You can print the photos and tape or glue them onto poster board!

Here's some art done by some of our Young at Art team:

Emmett, Age 6

Levi,  Age 9

Aubrey, Age 12

Sara, Age 12

Get creative!  Have fun!  Take pictures!  Send them to us!

Bonus Points for Parents:
If you integrate art and crafts into your child's academics, your child can derive additional benefits. Many literacy and mathematical concepts can become easier to comprehend and even more interesting with the addition of art, according to Reyner. For example, if your youngster draws a picture or creates a sculpture of a character from a story, he may boost his reading comprehension and interest in literature. A child who uses artistic manipulatives such as paper shapes and beads can gain mastery of mathematical concepts due to the hands-on nature of the items.

Other source:  Great American Artists, Kohl, Solga


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