Romero Britto, A New Day, 2001
I wanted as many grades as possible to learn about Britto, so all of my classes completed one lesson featuring his art (save 5th grade-they were doing Lichtenstein onomatopoeias, which I also feel are important to learn). They discussed his use of pattern, bright colors, and we even talked about what that 'squiggle' is on his work (his signature-he uses his signature as a pattern!). We even listened to salsa while we worked to get in that Miami state of mind. They were SO excited to learn about a living artist that they were asking me to contact him, so I will be emailing his people a.s.a.p. Instead of making 7 posts about each project, I made a video featuring the highlight reel from each grade. Enjoy!