I had my first visit to Art Camp at the Florence Griswold Museum for 10 4th, 5th and 6th grade kids. The noble experiment is to write a song, and, hopefully, introduce ‘expressionism’ to them in lyrics and song. We trooped around the grounds, the main house, the garden, the river side and a nice ‘natural’ sculpture installation, truing to describe the colors, the similarities, etc.
We play some fun, musical games as well. I’m adding some music and returning tomorrow and piece it together with the kids. We noticed alot of similar terms in painting and music: harmony, contrast, space, dynamics, etc. as well. And, at the end of the day, my note pad for the the song looked just like a painter’s pallete, full of words, ideas, etc. Now to apply them to the canvas/song.