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peachtree entrancePeachtree Learn­ing Cen­ter is located at 402 N. Wal­nut Avenue in Cookeville, Ten­nessee, and is an edu­ca­tional non-profit orga­ni­za­tion. The land and build­ing that houses the Peachtree Learn­ing Cen­ter was built and ded­i­cated to the pur­poses of God in 1927. From that time on it has served many fam­i­lies and hosted sev­eral diverse expres­sions of worship.Our cur­rent expres­sion is focused upon train­ing and encour­ag­ing the next gen­er­a­tion to com­mu­ni­cate through the arts by pro­vid­ing a safe place for stu­dents to explore and par­tic­i­pate in the cre­ative dis­ci­plines. Along with our estab­lished Home­school Arts Enrich­ment Pro­gram that has been pro­vid­ing qual­ity arts edu­ca­tion for the past 20 years; we are presently devel­op­ing addi­tional youth classes, camps, and adult classes.

 

Peachtree is also ded­i­cated to the pre­sen­ta­tion of sea­sonal pub­lic art shows, music recitals, and per­for­mances, includ­ing those specif­i­cally ori­ented to outreach.

 

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Student Spotlight Art Show

The first Stu­dent Spot­light Art Show of the 2014–2015 school year is now on dis­play in Peachtree Learn­ing Center’s Main Lobby.  Feel free to stop by dur­ing nor­mal busi­ness hours to view this beau­ti­ful gallery in per­son, of enjoy our vir­tual gallery below!

PEACHTREE THEME:  A STUDY OF THE MASTERS

The def­i­n­i­tion of “Old Mas­ter” is a painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800.  In the­ory an Old Mas­ter should be an artist who was fully trained, was a Mas­ter of his local artists’ guild, and worked independently.

This year we will be study­ing artists who have shown mas­tery in their art form.  We will include artists from Europe as well as other well known artists from around the world.  By the end of the year your stu­dent should be able to rec­og­nize up to 10 spe­cific artists and at least one of their famous works by sight.

KEITH HARING:  A MASTER IN THE MAKING?

ART II & AFTER SCHOOL ARTTUESDAY

Art 2 stu­dents thought about what it took to make a “Master”.

  • Trail­blaz­ing art
  • Intro­duc­tion of new techniques
  • Skill with old, estab­lished techniques
  • Becomes more pop­u­lar and under­stood as the years progress
  • Imi­tated by other artists

Keith Har­ing intro­duced a sim­plis­tic way of look­ing and por­tray­ing fig­ures.  He often used “Echo” lines to show move­ment or just express a feel­ing.  Col­ors were also lim­ited.  This art became known as POP ART and Har­ing was only one of many who explored this NEW style of artis­tic expres­sion.  Time will tell if Keith Har­ing will be called a Master.

KEITH HARING ASSIGNMENT:  Design a sim­ple fig­ure that has a sense of move­ment.  Make ECHO lines around that fig­ure. Make those lines more inter­est­ing by adding color, thick­ness or shapes within shapes.

 

WASSILY KANDINSKY:  SQUARES WITH CONCENTRIC RINGS

MASTER OF COLOR AND EMOTION

Wass­ily Kandin­sky was thought to have SYNTHESIA…a con­di­tion where he would phys­i­cally SEE color when he heard sound.  Thus all of his works reflected the emo­tions and col­ors he saw when he heard music.  We lis­tened to music that had emo­tion to it such as peace, joy, tension,strength or excite­ment and then used water­col­ors to express these feelings.

ART I — TUESDAY

Art Focus:  KANDINSKY

  • Color mix­ing
  • Com­po­si­tion and spacing

in the style of Kandinsky

  • Paint­ing by ear ( with emotion )

Mate­ri­als:

  • Tem­pra paints

Art Lan­guage:

  • Abstract Art, Real­is­tic Art,
  • Con­cen­tric Rings,
  • Shade (of color)
  • The Ele­ments of Design

Resources:

  • The Noisy Paintbox

by Barb Rosenstock

  • Print of Kandinsky’s

Squares with Con­cen­tric Rings

AFTER SCHOOL ARTTUESDAY

Art Focus:  KANDINSKY

  • Cor­rect use of watercolor/ mak­ing areas trans­par­ent or opaque,
  • Learn­ing the skill of mix­ing cake water­col­ors on water­color paper
  • Com­po­si­tion and spac­ing to imi­tate Kandinsky’s style

Mate­ri­als:

Water­color paper and cake watercolors

Art lan­guage:

  • Abstract Art, con­cen­tric, trans­par­ent , opaque, synthesia

Resources:

  • The Noisy Paint­box by Barb Rosenstock
  • Print of Kandinsky’s Squares with Con­cen­tric Rings

 

 

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