(OK, it's still Saturday night as I post this, but we'll still call it a Sunday Comic...)
My Artist of the Month bulletin board currently highlights two Surreal artists for December: Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. My third graders will actually be creating paintings of surreal food to put on our very own Salvador Deli bulletin board! Melting hamburgers, flying pickles, ice cream sundaes with eyeballs on top... can't wait to see what they come up with!
Friday I introduced Surrealism, Dali, and Magritte to my 3rd graders by reading this book (one of my absolute faves), and as always, they LOVED it!
And for my 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, I've shown them the movie Get Surreal with Salvador Dali. I have a different project planned at each grade level. As for the movie, it's an absolutely WONDERFUL resource, available FREE to educators from the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Here's where to get it:
If you click on this link and scroll down, you'll find instructions for requesting your free copy of the DVD.
There's a great collage project in the movie that I adapt for my 4th graders. And time permitting (ha ha), students at various grades will play the drawing game "Exquisite Corpse" (which I call "Funny Foldies" with the younger kids). It's also mentioned in the movie. Busy busy busy!!