As a double major in English in Art in my undergraduate years I love the combination of writing and visual art. My 2nd graders created big sculptural flowers inspired by another O'Keeffe quote:“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
“I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.”― Georgia O'KeeffeMy 2nd grade artists painted and cut out their flowers from 12"x12" heavy white paper, rolled and taped 12" x 24" rectangles of green construction paper into tubes for stems, and cut out leaf shapes of their favorite O"Keeffe saying from cardstock on which I had printed a selection of quotes.
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|The final display was one of my and the kids' favorite displays of the year as it demonstrates the power of collaborative art projects!|