Tonight was an Art Gala for the JK class at Jack's school. It was amazing. His classroom was transformed to display the children's works of art. They spent many weeks studying the works of Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Giacometti, Mary Cassatt, Jacob Lawerence, Michelangelo, Calder & Edgar Degas. They then created their own works of art in the styles of these artists.
My mom stayed at home with Annie & Joh, Jack & I all went to dinner & the Gala. Jack was our gallery docent for the gallery. It basically meant he showed us his art & tried to resist body-slamming his classmates. He served us "delicious, delectable desserts" & sparkling water.
John & I were both blown away at the work the children created. John said he didn't know about some of these artists until he was in college & Jack, at just 4 years old, knows all about them. He would come home from school talking about Kandinsky & concentric circles, painting with knives like Van Gogh, and drawing ballerinas like Degas.
Jack has an incredible preschool teacher. This art unit is just one example of how much she has invested in Jack.
Hope you enjoy the pics as much as we enjoyed our evening!
Jack & his amazing teacher
Jack & his body-slamming BFF
Jack enjoyed many delicious delectable desserts
Me & my sweet boy
His Degas inspired ballerina is in the top left corner
A whole class of Calder-mobiles
Giacometti inspired sculptures
Jack's sculpture was of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Mary Cassatt print
My dates for the evening