First and MAC’s Noisy Paint Boxes

First and MAC read Barb Rosenstock’s classic, The Noisy Paint Box (about abstract art pioneer Kandinsky), before Christmas break. This week, we opened our noisy paintboxes and made abstract masterpieces of our own!  The students took their inspiration from the story, and painted shapes and colors inspired by several pieces of music: “Claire de Lune,” “Ride of the Valkyries,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and Chopin’s “Nocturne Number Nine.” They were asked to paint the colors and shapes that each song inspired in their imaginations, and their abstract art turned out great!   See if you can spot where the music switched from soft, to dramatic, and back to soft…

I am St. Aloysius School's art teacher for grades K-8. It is a joy to bring art instruction to our students.