Thursday, February 23, 2012


One of the standards that we teach in the state of Georgia requires us to teach a Georgia artist to all students every year. It was different at first but now that we are in the 2nd year of our Georgia Performance Standards for Visual Arts I think I am beginning to really enjoy finding new artists to teach to my students!

In 3rd grade art we were beginning our unit on depth which includes foreground, middleground, background, and horizon line. I chose a Georgia artist whose work I really love! His name is Paul K. Hill and he lives and paints in Georgia. The last couple of years he has been doing a series of seascape paintings while traveling with a group of other artists. They are called the Ossabaw Artists' Collective and I think the work they are doing is very interesting.  My students were inspired by Hill's seascapes to create their own


  1. I really enjoy your blog! I taught in GA almost 10 years ago. I'm sure the standards have changed quite a bit in that time. I do remember that there were specific GA artists that we were supposed to teach. I wish OK standards were a bit more specific. They are so open that I seem to be following many of them no matter what I do.

    I nominated you for a blog award.

  2. Thanks Angie! We adopted the new Georgia Performance Standards last year. They are very specific and include teaching a Georgia Artist at every grade level. I wish ours were more open but I am figuring it out as I go. Where do you teach now? Thanks for the blog award!

  3. These are lovely... I have a site of kids songs from around the world... anytime you'd like to submit any drawings or paintings for me to post... I'd be happy too. We're at Mama Lisa's World at


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.