Art is all
around us. You might ask the children to take an imaginary trip with you
to make a list of places where you might find art. Art is in nature, made
by the weather, outdoors and indoors, made by man. Children make art - as
There are some
examples of kinds of art and places to look for art in your packet this
month. Refer to notes for ideas on how to use them. Use the list below for
your imaginary walk with the students to look for art.
You wake up in the morning - you see
examples of art:
clothing - fabric art
Designs of toys, books and games
You go outside - art in nature:
Designs of tree branches
in the snow or ice
shape of rocks
Texture of sand
On your way to school:
Different shapes of cars
Pictures in books
you make in school
On your way home, after school:
Cartoons on television
Scenery / costumes in movies or plays
Trip to a museum or art gallery:
other art of textiles etc.
- Peter Pan, , Disney Productions,
| Animated cartoon on
television or at the movies is a motion picture made from a series
of drawings simulating motion by means of slight, progressive
changes. It is easy for adults to understand this concept. Using
this poster just mention that a man named Walt Disney owned a
company. He was an artist and had other artists working for him.
His company drew cartoons and gave each character a name. Peter
Pan is one of his creations and he illustrated many story books
and movies with his cartoons.
- Morton Salt, , Advertising Series and
| Morton is the name of a
company that packages and sells salt. They have been in business
for a long time. Every few years, artists change the design on the
box so the little girl looks more in fashion. Try to relate the
age of the package to the children with the technique "when your
grandmother's mother was a little girl she could go to the store
and buy Morton Salt. The label wrapped around the box looked like
this." You could progress through the generations like this.
Compare each old label with today's label, etc..
- Glass Vase, , Tiffany. Reproduction
|Tiffany is a company in New York
that makes beautiful glassware. The colors and the shape of this
vase were designed by an artist.
- Dolly Dingle & Billy Bumps, , paper
|Grace G. Dayton is best known as
the originator and illustrator of the Campbell kids. Besides
drawing for the Campbell Soup Company from 1905 to 1933, she was
also an illustrator of children's books, fashion pages and
magazine covers and a designer of toy banks, door stops for
children's rooms, stuffed animals, dolls and post cards. The paper
dolls on the woman's magazine "Pictorial review" first appears in
1931. Dolly Dingle of Dingle Dell, Billie Bumps of Dingle Dell and
Kitty Cutie of Dingle Dell were paper dolls grandmothers or great
grandmothers might have played with.
the students think of a current doll or figure which originated in
an advertisement, movie or book? Have they seen any Campbell's
Kids in recent signs or advertisements?
- Campbell's Soup, advertisement
- Various Textiles, Wallpaper and Stationery