Sunday, October 23, 2011

October, almost November

 Been learning a little more about the Mona Lisa.  Do you know that she came to the U.S. in 1963 for three months?  This is the only time the Mona Lisa has been on our soil.  The French Minister of Cultural Affairs accompanied her and she was displayed in the White House guarded around the clock by U.S. Marines, and then the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  After she visited the U.S., she went to Japan for a special exhibit and then back to the Louvre where she was encased in a special bulletproof glass case that was a gift from Japan for the loan of the painting. 
 In other news.  I have been recycling, and making bookmarks to give away for great behavior in art class.  The kids love them. 

A project from summer art camp.  draw several shapes on a large piece of colored construction paper.  paint those shapes using bright colors.  add lines and patterns inside and outside of the shapes with black and white paint.  Keep going until u have filled up the space. 

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