Monthly Archives: January 2014

GLSD Third Grade Art Symposium

At the end of January, I had the uplifting honor of giving about 140 third graders the experience of learning about abstract painting and making their own “paint butterflies.”

Each year, the Greater Latrobe School District organizes a Third Grade Art Symposium, where every third grader is brought in for four mini-classes with four different artists in one afternoon. Besides my abstract workshop, they worked with a sculptor, a printmaker, and a dancer.

Third grade seems to be the magic age when kids are old enough to care about the ownership of their creations, but young enough not to conform or judge themselves. A true delight!

What is abstract art?

What is abstract art?

Is it fun to do things when you don't really know what will happen?

Is it fun to do things when you don’t really know what will happen?

Demonstrating

Demonstrating

Paint butterfly

Paint butterfly

Third graders at work

Third graders at work