This week we tackled SYMBOLISM in the art room. We looked at the work of Suresh Dhrube, a folk artist from India. Dhrube’s work is considered Gond Folk Art and I just love the simple shapes, small details and bright colors. Students created their own Gond style works of art and used birds to symbolize their families. While studying the work of Dhrube, it is was important for students realize that “good art” does not have to be realistic. This lesson empathizes that how art is a tool for communication and meaning!
Each student created their own piece of meaningful, authentic art. Some students drew (pun intended) their inspiration from Dhrube, they were free to create their own birds or make any alterations. Drum roll….here are the family flocks in progress….