Inspired by Basquiat

WHAT:  3rd grade artists learn about Jean Michel Basquiat’s ground-breaking and unique, collage-style painting technique and use it as inspiration for unique works of their own

WHY:   Expanding visual arts knowledge and skills; providing exposure to important artists who have significantly influenced modern-day art; encouraging experimentation and creative expression; making personal connections to the works of others;  reinforcing the understanding that art reflects, records, and shapes history and plays a role in culture