Title
Act-in Art
Short description 5 Kindergartens learn about 5 artists, seeking, observing, identifying their artworks and then Pupils create new items inspirited by them, in an interactive way.
Age of pupils 4-6 years old
Languages English, German, French, Latvian, Portuguese, Greek
Goals
  • To develop an appreciation for the art of other people and cultures, and the confidence to express their own thoughts and feelings through art aiming in the ‘all -sided development of the them integrating art in the classroom.
  • To cultivate in the pupils a sense of beauty and harmony
  • To teach them necessary artistic skills
  • To enrich and widen the talent of each one through creative ways of actions
  • To collaborate, interact and work in synergy with their twins
Content
  • Pupils from each partner school start an artwork, on a canvas sized: 30X40 inspired by the style of the pre-chosen artist*, and they send it to the next school by the post.
  • Every 2 months each partner join the ‘traveling artwork’ which arrives at the school and they search on the Internet to figure it out the style of the specific artist they have to work on.
  • All together build 5 visual biographies gradually in synergy
  • Each partner upload pupils’ work of each phase* on a Glogster as well a short video showing how they worked and then embedded them on the Wikispace.
  • Games : we make and share among us art-games for the classroom
  • Biographies: we built one visual - biography for each artist on a carton 50X70, in synergy. Each partner starts one biography and they send it with the artwork by the post to the next school (look at the Timetable* ) with a book concerning the artist
  • Sites used: we upload all the sites we visited with our pupils and believe are worth to be shared
  • Virtual Museums : we upload all the virtual museums we visit
  • Museums: we share a photo with a short description concerning Art- Museums we visit in our country

*The 5 Phases each school has to follow every 2 months~
  1. Pupils start their artwork showing up the artist specific style
  2. Pupils develop few basic characters ‘challenging’ the next partner
  3. Pupils add and complete elements of the artwork
  4. Pupils integrate the artwork
  5. Pupils make the frame of this

The Timetable*:

30 October
10 December
15 February
15 April
5 June
Picasso
Latvia
Greece
Austria
Portugal
France
Klimt
France
Portugal
Greece
Latvia
Austria
Klee
Austria
France
Portugal
Greece
Latvia
Monet
Portugal
Latvia
France
Austria
Greece
Malevich
Greece
Austria
Latvia
France
Portugal

Artworks for motivation:
Picasso
Cubism
Klimt
Symbolism
(art nouveau)
Klee
Expressionism
Monet
Impressionism
Malevich
Suprematism
(abstract geometric patterns)
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Outcomes
  • To recognize the 5 painting styles
  • To understand and appreciate art as an expression of cultural diversity.
  • To realize that art communicates ideas and feelings in a visual format.
  • To recognize and appreciate nature as a source of inspiration for creative expression.
  • To find out that art communicates ideas and feelings in a visual format.
  • To learn how to explore in a variety of art media.
  • To get familiar using art vocabulary.
  • To be able create an art work which is unique.
  • To enjoy the outcome of a collaborative and sharing artwork

Permission Form
Each pupil’s parent should sign a paper a permission stating that this pupil is allowed to use the Internet and his works and his picture can be published on it.