Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Art: Georgia O'Keeffe Lesson

Here is another great lesson from our fabulous art teacher, Mrs. Lowy!

Georgia O'Keeffe Art Lesson on PhotoPeach

What did you think of Mrs. Lowy's lesson?

Do you know any other facts about the American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe?


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    That was a very intresting post! I remember when I had Mrs. Lowey. She was a great art teacher. Everyones picture was very nice, and they all looked like real flowers!

    (Gal's big brother)

  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I really enjoyed helping the class with their art project today. I am always amazed at the great projects they work on and the wonderful work the boys and girls produce. This had to be one of my favorite projects I have gotten to work on with Ms. Lowy. I was stunned by all the colorful flowers the kids produced! It is always great to learn not only the technique but interesting facts about the artisits as well.

    Jennie Regan
    Caleb's Mom

  3. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,
    what a fantastic lesson you had in art.I just loved the art you did with all the beautiful flowers and how great is your teacher Mrs Lowey I ever felt she was teaching me too. All the flowers looked so beautiful and different you all did a super job.I am very grateful as I had a lesson and learn`t about one of your beautiful painters Georgia`O Keefee as I did not realise just what a beautiful painter she was but now I do and I thankyou for that. Great job from your friend down under AA.

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    I love that you all had art today and learned about Georgia O'keefe. Besides being famous with her flowers she painted a lot of animal bones.

    Did you know that Georgia O'Keefe was responsible for bringing American style art to Europe, when it was Europe bring art to America?

    I look forward to seeing your pastels up for open house.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Meegan (Scarlet's mom)

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I'm so glad you have inspiring art lessons in school! The video reminded me of a funny painting story I'd love to share: When Ben and his brother Joss were about 5 and 3, it was a rainy day and I wanted to find something new for them to do. I got out their paints and paper, and I suggested that they paint a banana. I put a banana in front of them on the table as a model. When I came back five minutes later, I was confused because their papers were blank. It took me a second to realize that they had actually painted the banana! But that was art too :)

    Linda Friedman
    (Ben's Mom)

  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences in art class. I enjoyed seeing your hands-on art work and seeing you learn about Georgia O'Keeffe. As a parent, it's great for me to see you all being exposed to the art culture. There is reportedly a Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I'm curious, has anybody visited this museum or knows someone who has?


    Young (Ethan's mom)

  7. @ Tal, (Gal's brother)

    We really appreciate that you have become a regular commenter, and we hope you will continue...even after Family Blogging Month ends.

    I love Mrs. Lowy. Not only does she know an extraordinary amount about art, she always has a positive attitude and fabulous projects for the students. I'm sure she'll see your comment and that will make her smile.

    @ Mrs. Regan,

    Thanks for your help in the art room! I hope all that Aqua Net wasn't too much for you! Mrs. Lowy always combines art history with a fabulous projects. We are so lucky to have her!

    @ AA,

    Mrs. Lowy is a wonderful teacher, and this Georgia O'Keeffe project is one of my favorites. I love how Mrs. Lowy brought in real flowers for inspiration...she's that kind of person!

    @ Meegan, (Scarlet's mom)

    Thank you so much for a wonderful comment, complete with new facts about O'Keeffe. You are correct, she is also very well-known for her animal bones paintings. No, I did not know that O'Keeffe was responsible for bringing American style art to Europe! Thank you for that!

    @ Linda (Ben's mom)

    Thank you for visiting and for leaving such a fun comment. Yes, children can be quite literal! Mrs. Lowy certainly provides inspiring art lessons and we are lucky to have her!

    @ Mrs. Young (Ethan's mom)

    Yes, there is a Georgia O'Keeffe museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and it has 1,149 O’Keeffe paintings. I would love to see it one day as I really enjoy her work.

    Mrs. Yollis

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    My brother told me he enjoyed the art lesson because when he saw the center of a real flower it looked like a boxing glove. Did you look close up at a flower? What did it look like?

    [Sam's sister]

  9. Dear Mrs. Lowy,

    Thank you for being my art teacher last summer. I love to do art and draw. Do you love to do art and draw too? I like to draw pirates and make it for art.

    Typed by Andrew
    (Ethan's younger brother)

    (p.s. Mrs. Yollis, I like blogging.)

  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Georgia O' Keeffe is a very good artist because she does close ups on the flowers. The flowers that Mrs. Lowy brought in were so lovely because they had many different colors.

    Best wishes,

  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Learning about great artist, Georgia O'Keeffe and her art is very interesting. I have learned a lot from this lesson. I have been learning drawing myself for sometime and I want to be artist one day.


  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I really admired this art lesson that we created. My favorite part that we had to draw was the fantastic flower petals. It is amazing how they look so real once you put spray on them. I bet if the flowers were real, they would smell great!


  13. Dear Mrs.Yollis,
    I really loved Ms.Lowy's project.
    It was really amazing how we had to mix the colors together.
    Thank you for the great video.

    Roxana ( Mrs. Ranney's student)

  14. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I loved doing the art project about Georgia O' Keefe! I saw the video, and I loved it. I wish our class did that too! I saw a lot of people's drawings. Gal's was my favorite. It was fun drawing a flower!

    Best Wishes,

    Marisa (from Mrs. Ranney's class )

  15. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    You guys are lucky you have such a great art teacher. Some schools don't have that good of art teachers. I remember when I had her she was always so excited.

    (Gal's older brother)

  16. Caleb,
    I loved looking at your trip to Bora Bora. The underwater creatures were pretty cool! someday I hope to go there.
    Claire (Corey's) Mom

    The art that you made with the students was great! They looked like they had a lot of fun. Georgia O'Keefe believed that if you could find beauty in one thing then the world was worth living in. She often put life and death together in her paintings because one cannot exist without the other. That's why she put a cow skull with a flower sometimes. I recently learned those things and love her work too!
    Claire (Corey's) Mom

  17. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I thought that the flowers that we drew were interesting. They were all fascinating! What do you like about the flowers?

    Aaliyah :-)

  18. Hello, Mrs. Yollis!

    That video was very interesting. When I was little, I used to draw flowers all the time! I don't know why, but I guess it's because I didn't know what to draw. I've never actually heard of Georgia O'Keeffe. I enjoyed reading this post. =)

  19. Dear Mrs. Yollis and students,

    The art lesson you had in Mrs. Lowy's class looked amazing. I can't wait to see them in person!

    I was inspired to look up more about Geogia O'Keeffe after seeing the post. I would love to take our family to see some of her art. From my internet search, it appears there are some of her pieces at the San Diego Art Museum. We'll have to go see them the next time we are down there.

    (Kendall's mom)

  20. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    As a retired teacher I realize the importance of teaching fine arts, music appreciation and physical education in all classrooms. I am so happy that your students are able to experience these very important curriculum areas. I really enjoyed the Georgia O'Keefe art lesson. How lucky your students are to have such talented teachers assist you with their educational development! Keep up the excellent work. You make me even prouder of my profession.
    Marsha Cooke
    (Kendall's grandmother)

  21. The art lesson given to your students by Mrs. Lowry was excellent. I have always enjoyed Georgia O'Keefe's portfolio of work and am so pleased my granddaughter is being exposed to her talent. Thank you.
    Jim Cooke-Kendall Gurian's grandfather

  22. Wow! After watching the video,
    I wanted to grab some colored chalk and draw some gorgeous flowers, like the students were in the class!


    Garnett Lindsay, Kendall's Great Aunt!

  23. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I had a wonderful time making my painting of Georgia O'Keeffe! It was so much fun! I've always loved art, and learning about artists' life! Do you like/love art? Why?

    Best wishes,

  24. Dear Mrs. yollis,

    I loved making are Georgia O'Keefee flowers. There were so many colors filled around the room. The flowers were very cool to look at. Some of them looked like real flowers! If only they smelled the wonderful aroma.

    What do you think are next art project will be? Do you think they have to do with flowers? Do you think the next artist knows Georgia O'Keefee


  25. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    We enjoyed watching your video of Art class. The drawings were beatuful. We learned a lot of interesting facts about Georgia O'keeffe.

    Dora and Jared


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