Welcome to Pictures at an Exhibition. Please find each class' project from the link to the left. Enjoy!
This project was inspired by the book Pictures at an Exhibition written by Anna Harwell Celenza and illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel. The book contains the true story of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, his visual artist friend Victor Hartmann, and his writer friend Vladimir Stasov. Mussorgsky composed music to reflect Hartmann's artwork, and Stasov later wrote the story of the men's friendship and compositions.
Enders Road fourth grade students began this project in art class with a trip to the Turner to Cezanne exhibit at the Everson Museum. They studied Turner, Monet, and Millet, who included people, scenes from daily life, and atmospheric effects such as cool and warm skies in their landscapes. Students then incorporated each of these features into their own landscape compositions.
After the landscapes were completed in art, students wrote compositions in music class to reflect one another's landscapes. The compositions were written to be performed on percussion instruments. Groups of students from within each class performed and recorded each composition.
In library class, students wrote haiku to reflect one another's landscapes. They studied the structure of haiku and read many examples before writing their own.
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