Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Our Mystery Artist for November is... 

Romero Britto!  

Romero Britto is a Brazilian artist, painter, and sculptor. He was born on October 6, 1963 and is still creating artwork today! Romero Britto's artistic style is a fusion of pop art (great artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Litchenstein are pop artists) and cubism (Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque are the most well-known cubist artists). Some might even say his work reminds them of graffiti art we may see. Britto uses bright colors and bold patterns in his artwork. He says this is a visual expression of hope, happiness, and dreams. 

Romero Britto does a lot of community based artwork. Community based art is when artwork is made for a specific community to start a conversation between the people in the community. Britto works with international organizations such as St. Jude's Hospital, American Red Cross, and Best Buddies International. 

To the right there is one of Romero Britto's artwork called Children of the World. The artwork gives us a feeling of coming together and being united under one world. What do you feel when you look at this image? How does his work inspire you?

Below are links to more resources where you can learn more about Romero Britto:


Are you inspired? Try a winter project inspired by Romero Britto's work!


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mystery Artist: November

The new month is here! Now there is a new mystery! Get to the investigation.

Who is the Mystery Artist this month?

The clues are:
  1. Brazilian Artist, painter, and sculptor
  2. Uses vibrant colors and bold patterns
  3. Birthday is in October
  4. Artistic style is a mix of Pop Art and Cubism

Our artist said, "For me, art can reflect the celebration of the simple and good things in life. This is most important to me!"

If you think you know the Mystery Artist, stop by the art room and place your guess!

Extra Clue:

The artist was just studied by the second classes.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Our Mystery Artist is... FRIDA KAHLO

Our Mystery Artist for October is... Frida Kahlo!  

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who painted many self-portraits and works inspired by nature and Mexico. She was married to another famous artist names Diego Rivera. Kahlo had polio which left her disabled at the young age of 6. At 18 years old she was in a bus accident which left her in severe pain for the rest of her life. 

On the left you can find one of Frida Kahlo's paintings called Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, painted in 1940. Does this image look familiar? It was the image that was revealed during the weeks in October on the Mystery Artist bulletin board! Kahlo used symbolism in her artwork. We can see a black cat, a monkey, and a hummingbird. What do those things mean to you? 

Below are links to more resources where you can learn more about Frida Kahlo:


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Mystery Artist: October

Who am I? Thats the big question. 

Each month we will have a Mystery Artist. You will have 4 clues, 2 quotes, and an artwork that will slowly be revealed! Outside the art room you will be able to submit your guesses. Try and find out who the Mystery Artist is to help your class win 2 Art Stars and the chance to reveal the Mystery Artist to the rest of the school!

You, my artists, are now investigators! 

Back to the big question: Who is the Mystery Artist this month?

The clues are:

  1. Was in a relationship with another famous artist
  2. Paints self-portraits
  3. In a bus accident
  4. Loves nature

Our artist said, "At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can." The artist also said, "I paint myself because I am alone. I paint myself because I am the subject I know best."

If you think you know the Mystery Artist, stop by the art room and place your guess!

Extra Clue:

The artist was Mexican.

Welcome to the Art Room!

This is our Look what we're Learning wall! Here students can find a sample of our project, an "I can" statement, and vocabulary words to go with the projects. Above shows Kinder through 5th grade's (left to right) first projects.

Welcome to The Daily Art Room! 

This is a brand new blog where you can get an inside look at what we are learning in the art room! I will also be posting more information for about the artists we are learning and find extra information about our Mystery Artist!

Check back soon for more from The Daily Art Room!