Georgia O'Keefe Abstract Flowers
The first graders have been studying Georgia O'Keefe in art class. She was an American painter who wanted people to see flowers the way she saw them, from a "bee's eye view." From this view, O'Keefe's flowers appear abstract. Artists often "abstract" objects by changing, simplifying, or exaggerating what they see. The first graders abstracted their flowers by drawing them from the same zoomed in view. They went over their drawings with glue and colored in the flowers with pastels.