Supporting One Another: Remote Learning for 3/25/2020

Hello Open School Families, 

Switching to online learning has its difficulties, we are learning that, no doubt. It also has its philosophical differences, as well. When we sift through all of this, the one thing we can all most likely agree on is we are all doing our best, given these mountainous circumstances. As we continue to cultivate our loving and supportive Open School community, please read this blog by Brene' Brown that shares both the teacher and parent perspective in these new times.  As we all sort out the kinks, we will surely be patient with one another. 


Here's a fun idea for Wednesday, 3/25/2020:


The art I am suggesting should be enjoyable for all. Everything can be done simply with scrap paper and pencil or you can use supplies you have around the house.

Be creative and have fun! 

This lesson's artist to be inspired by: Georgia O'Keeffe

Watch this video about Georgia O'Keeffe

Nature was the true source of Georgia O'Keeffe's art. Growing up in a small town in Wisconsin she was surrounded by nature. She loved how nature made her feel, calm and intuitive. When she lived in New York City she felt as though everyone was so busy and never stopped to look at the flowers so she started painting them really big and close up and it did get people's attention! “FILL A SPACE IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY” is how she approached her art.


paper, pencil, colored pencil, paint

Take a look at nature, in your yard, from your window or an indoor plant. Look at a plant, leaf, flower, tree up close and draw what you see. Pay attention to detail, like the veins of a leaf or the shape of a  petal of a flower, the shadows, and colors created by the plant. THINK BIG and follow the shapes of the plant.

Does this have to be realistic? No! 

Georgia O'Keeffe is my favorite artist because she truly had her own style. Make your art your own. 
Art is as much about seeing as it is feeling. 

Let's fill our papers in OUR OWN beautiful way!


Expiration Date: 
May 1