| LANGUAGE ARTS ACTIVITY
Hartley and Lozowick:
One of these works describes a rural (small town or countryside) environment
and the other an urban (city) environment. Where would you like to
live? Write a paragraph explaining five reasons why you prefer the
country (or the city).
Select a subject from nature. Paint it so it fills the canvas--with
three sides running off the picture plane. Is this abstract? Realistic?
Research the origins of Venice. Why did the founders build a city
on hundreds of islands? What environmental problems are residents
CRITICISM AND ART ACTIVITY
O'Keeffe and van
Look at Oriental Poppies and Olive Trees. Both paintings
describe nature. How are the paintings similar? Different? Create
a painting from nature using either O'Keeffe or van Gogh as inspiration.
Create a clay sculpture showing your family participating in a cultural
tradition (Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, St. Lucia Day, Cinco de
Mayo). Include as many details as possible--dances, food, clothing,
tools and environment.