Artists play an important role in visually recording and responding to current events. Amy Stein is a contemporary photographer, exploring domestication and the relationship between humans and animals in the environment today. Fourth and fifth grade students are studying her pictures using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and creating their own collaged image of an animal in its habitat. Using images from National Geographic magazines and hand-drawn animals, students are showing the human footprint in the environment.
We are also demonstrating positive and negative space with the cut-outs of our animals.
Hello from the studio at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School! My name is Jillian Luse and I work with emerging artists in kindergarten through fifth grade. This is our online gallery, a space to share what we learn and create.