First graders have been listening to a lot of music in the Art Studio lately. Mostly Louie Armstrong, Miles Davis, and other jazz greats. There are so many lovely books about jazz that we read: Jazz Baby, Bring on that Beat, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, and I Live in Music. Am I missing any good ones?
The students created abstract collages, inspired by the music and books. With an array of materials: paper, cellophane, newspaper, aluminum foil, and tissue paper, students shapes that sound like music. Included in each collage is a drawing of the student’s home, either apartment building or house.