Over the course of 8 weeks, Hudson Elementary students will be taking an art-historical trip through the past two thousand years to draw inspiration for their own original artwork. The journey starts by learning about and creating Egyptian cartouches inscribed with hieroglyphs; these items were believed to be a pathway to life after death.
Fascinating! Next, students will take a turn to Byzantium (today we call this city Istanbul) where they will learn about ancient mosaics. Students will then create their own Byzantine inspired mosaics out of various textured and eye-catching materials. Afterwards, they will be taking on the challenge of creating self-portraits! Definitely not a simple task, but our budding artists here at Hudson College will surely produce some fantastic pieces. Following this exciting activity, students will turn their attention to the unique and beautiful art work of the First Nations peoples. Students will create their very own Haida totem poles by following the elements of a style that has been used for centuries. From beauty to beauty, they will then take in the amazing talents of the Group of Seven landscape pieces and students will produce their own landscape masterpiece by drawing inspiration from the group’s creations. The final stop on this trip will be to discover abstract, modern art as students explore the Dada collage style. A unique and free form of art, Dada collage allows for true creativity and expression. What an exciting adventure for our students here are Hudson College to embark on! We will keep you up-to-date on the various stops along the way. Let the journey begin!