georgia o’keeffe. an art exercise

February 06 2013 014

left: Georgia O’Keeffe’s red canna c 1919. right: Lily’s interpretation

on one of our last playdates with Carmen and Sophia, Carmen was telling me about an art exercise they do at Sophia’s school

the art teacher introduces an artist and a piece of art work by that artist and then the students have to do their own interpretation of the work

i thought it to be such a great idea that i decided to incorporate that with Lily during our art time

i chose one of my Georgia O’Keeffe’s books because Lily likes flowers and i thought she would enjoy all the colors

she took her time looking through the book, asking about the flowers and then chose the watercolor red canna which you see above

she also chose pencils instead of watercolor

this was a great way to teach Lily about the artist and a fun art exercise

i think she did a great job too

if you have a little one, you should try it

or even try it on your own

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