Students learning about art

Students Go On an Art Adventure in the Classroom

Students in Ms. Kaiser’s third-grade class learned all about perspective in today’s “Art Adventure.” They learned what techniques artists use to make things appear close up and far away. They learned about overlapping objects, texture, color, and size. They studied “St. George Killing the Dragon,” which is currently hanging at the Art Institute of Chicago, and several other works in which these techniques have been used. Then they drew their own pieces using what they had learned. The Hawthorn PTO’s Art Adventure program is an exploration of the visual arts that begins in kindergarten and culminates with a fifth Grade field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago. The goal is for the children to understand that art is fun, accessible and a very individual means of expression.