“Getting to know an artist” was the 5.2 official activity of our project “Artemotion Xpress in Europe”. Two school classes worked on this activity with their teachers. The aim was to get to know an artist and his/her work and then meet in real life! The excitement of the pupils was huge!
At first, teachers and pupils decided to work on a local artist, painter and writer, Ms Olga Chanouza. They searched the internet to find information about her biography and paintings. They prepared a short P.P. presentation on her artistic work. They analyzed her paintings and worked on Language lesson on a poem called “You are my strength” and even made paintings according to the meaning of the poem.
In a predetermined time, Ms Chanouza visited our school. Pupils presented their preliminary work and all together analyzed her paintings and poem. Later, Ms Chanouza presented to all some of her new paintings and children expressed what they saw and how they felt.
Lastly, all together we painted as our minds and hearts were full of colors, imagination, enthusiasm and a great desire to paint along with the artist.
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