Saturday we had so much fun creating flag paintings in honor of Flag Day which was yesterday, June 14. The piece above is 3 Flags by Jasper Johns and it was the inspiration for our own creations.
In this Pre-K class for ages 3-5 we read Meet Our Flag, Old Glory by April Jones Prince. Illustrated with a fun collage technique by Joan Paley. This book would also be great for the 4th of July.
I talked about flags in artwork and we looked at several painting with flags, many by Childe Hassam from this book, Childe Hassam, American Impressionist.Then we talked about Jasper Johns and looked at some of his work from this book. Jasper Johns, Modern Masters.
In the gallery we found red, white and blue. In the classroom I set up a little flag at everyone's station. Everyone had 3 pieces of paper, red white and blue paints, brushes and imagination.
Here are some of the finished pieces!