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4th Grade Field Trip

posted Oct 27, 2015, 12:29 PM by   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 1:37 PM ]
The fourth grade students took an afternoon field trip to visit two artists and their galleries from Bloomington, Illinois.  The first artist was Harold Gregor, who is a well known artist who creates many different types of landscapes.  He has even had his artwork hung in the White House! Harold Gregor is known for applying vivid colors to his art, and the fourth grade students studied his different types of landscapes while working on their own landscape art.  Many students used Harold Gregor's artwork as inspiration for their own landscape paintings.  

Students also visited local artist Herb Eaton, who enjoys painting what he knows.  This includes corn- in paintings, sculptures, and drawings.  Students also learned about creating art about your fears to help them not be afraid any longer.  Students were able to see an actual artist's studio with current artwork in progress. 

This was a very positive experience for our students and gave most of them their first opportunity to visit a gallery and see the artwork up close.  Students are encouraged to return to the galleries with their families to share what they learned!

Click here to see what 4th grade students created for their landscape unit!