February 20, 2014 – Sterling Morton Elementary Schools’ fourth grade class presented Mrs. Spetrino’s eighth annual Talking Art Museum today! Mrs. Spetrino is Sterling Morton’s art teacher.
The Talking Art Museum is a wonderful program where students work together to recreate a painting by a famous artist, and then give a presentation about their work to peers, teachers and community members who attend the event.
It’s during these presentations that the final projects essentially come to life. Each project features two students. One student is literally painted right into the framed artwork, while the other dresses as the famous artist. Together they share a few words about what they learned through their research of both the painting and the artist. (Enjoy photos of the event in the video posted above.)
This project incorporates a myriad of curriculum standards that extend beyond art class. Students also practiced public speaking skills, research, writing, collaboration, technology skills and more to create their final projects and the accompanying iPad presentations.
Parents and community members were invited to attend the event. Thank you to the Mentor Senior Center for bringing a group of residents to view the students’ artwork. They were very excited to share their creations with an extended audience!
New this year—Mrs. Spetrino is using the Aurasma app to share the students’ presentations. You can download the app on your smart phone and search for the Talking Art Museum Channel.