NewArt Art Northwest Kids is an annual exhibition of K-12 student art in the museum's first floor Education Corridor Galleries. 

This year’s theme, “Nature and Art”, explores how the natural world inspires art creation. The artwork may be in many forms, including painting, photography, prints, digital art, illustration, and collage. Creative writing may also be added.

NewArt Northwest Kids: Nature and Art will be on view May 19, 2018. 

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To help you start thinking about some ways you might respond to this theme, some resources and lesson ideas are below

PROMPTS TO CONSIDER WHEN CREATING A WORK OF ART FOR THIS EXHIBITION

  •  Imagine that you are a bird soaring through the sky. What do you see below? Draw from the perspective of a bird in flight.
  • Study nature around you. Closely observe animals, plants, trees, rocks and clouds. From your observations, choose one subject. Try to add as many details as possible.
  • Create a fantasy landscape by combining your favorite elements of nature. You do not need to use accurate colors; choose colors that depict the emotions of your scene.
  • Read the poem “Ode to Enchanted Light” by Pablo Neruda. Does this poem make you think of a specific season, or a time of day? Create artwork that features sunlight.

For additional JSMA curriculum resources visit http://jsma.uoregon.edu/teacher-resource-center