Earth Day


Every day is Earth Day, right ? Especially if you are lucky enough to live in a place like Portland where many people

are proactive in their efforts to conserve, recycle and so on. I am a firm believer in the "power of one" and that it is never to early to learn how to express ones' voice. Whoever holds the pen { or paintbrush} writes history! Artists have a long history of activism and have been at the forefront of a lot of social change. With this in mind we learned some basic design skills and tools to give them a voice. Coupled with their inspired art, the results were some amazing ED posters. Don't be surprised if you see protest posters cropping up in the future, especially when it comes to chores or in a few years, curfew. Maybe just redirect their efforts to more universal causes!

 Week One: Cave Paintings

It has been an eventful week in our Art Literacy class. We have been all around the world.  I would like to thank all of my wonderful students for their great efforts. We began with the story of the discovery of the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux,  France  and also looked at images from  Spain , where the oldest known cave paintings have been found,  in the cave called El Castillo. The prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils are now the world's oldest known cave art that dates more than 40,800 years old.

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