Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Artist Study: Edgar Degas

Side Note: Unfortunately, I have not been on my a-game as far as taking pictures during school. So that means, I have less pictures as examples to post, for now. 

Books Read: 

  • Usborne: Famous Artist 
  • Usborne: Famous Paintings 
  • Worlds Greatest Artist Series: Edgar Degas 
  • "Edgar Degas: Paintings the Dance" by Cole 
  • "Dancing with Degas" by Merberg 
  • "Marie in Fourth Position" by Littlesugar 
  • "Degas & the Little Dancer" Anholt 
  • "Edgar Degar Dance Like a Butterfly" we used purely for reference 

Pictures Studied: 


Blue Dancers 



 Dancers in Blue


 The Star 


 Dance Class I


Little Dancer of Fourteen Years 


Dancers in the Studio

Activity: Dancer Painting  

Treyton painted a blue dancer recreation. 

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He called it "The Colorful Dancers" 

Activity Dancer Drawing

Coincidentally, Alexa had her own dance recital as we were finishing up our study of Degas, and Treyton decided to draw a picture for Alexa, to show her how proud he was of her. I don't have a picture of that one just yet, but when (if) I get one, I'll post it. 

Activity - Dancer Sculpture 

We took play-doh and tried to make our own athlete sculptures. 

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