Friday, November 4, 2011

Edward Hopper’s Maine

In October, the class CM1, CM2 and 6eme researched the life and artwork of Edward Hopper to prepare for their visit of the unique exhibit that was shown at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
We went there on a beautiful sunny morning. We discovered the beautiful artwork of Hopper, mainly composed of oil paintings representing landscapes and buildings and wonderful watercolors. In their research, the students discovered the themes the artist enjoyed (architecture, coastal landscapes), more reasons for him to paint Maine.

After the visit of the exhibit, the students got their pencils and sketchbooks ready, found a spot on the lawn in the campus and started sketching buildings. Back at school, the following week, the students experimented with watercolors and sublimed their beautiful drawings.

You can come see them on the hallway walls, by their classroom door.

We are now working on another Edward Hopper project you will admire and hear about very soon…stay tuned !