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ALA  BLOG 

September 24, 2017

 THE CHILDREN  COLLABORATED ON A MINOAN INSPIRED MURAL:

One of the earliest and most fascinating cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, was the Minoan Culture of Bronze Age Crete (2000-1500 BC). Their art was highly evolved and displayed a love of animal, sea, and...

September 24, 2017

Last week we  looked at classic animal inspired Aboriginal Art . On Monday, we continued to explore  Aboriginal  Designs and patterns but took it into another level by creating abstract drawings. 

September 17, 2017

Australian Aborigines settled on the Australian continent somewhere between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago. They are the oldest continuous culture on the planet. They survived mainly because of their reverence and “oneness with nature” and living in harmony with the land....

September 17, 2017

In our lessons this week, we discussed the importance of symbols as language before the written word.  We looked at our world map to see the location of the art, and discuss the methods and tools that indigenous people used to create. My assistant, Ashley, shared photo...

September 16, 2017

August 15, 2017

                      We will begin our first class with some of the earliest recorded art images in history.

August 11, 2017

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Free Database of Art History

The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection....

August 9, 2017

                                      

 Art is Fundamental 

 It stimulates curiosity and a love of  learning

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A big thank you to Sean Day for use of his classroom and his ongoing support!

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SOME GOOD NEWS!

ALA Summer Mural projects , "Natural Habitats", and  "Coral Reefs", will be on display in the halls of Abernethy , along with photos . One of our murals has already been donated to Randall's Children's Hospital.

"Coral Reefs" is also going to be featured in the newsletter of the Coral Restoration Foundation, and on the website of Reef Check Foundation. They were so impressed by the great effort by the children and their art  to promote environmental  awareness.

Randall's Children's Hospital Mural

" Raining Hearts in the Garden"

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