appreciation of other classes’ artwork.
Students are truly impressed with
their ability to make letters or numbers into such vibrant, lively works of
art. This lesson helps them become
aware of the communication symbols
they are learning to make in their
Jasper Johns once said “I believe
that everything I do is attached to my
childhood.” My students and I want
to thank Jasper Johns for helping our
young artists see the beauty and sim-
plicity of the painted lines of their
ABCs and the numbers 1, 2, 3.
Sara Schmickle Kirker is an art teacher
at Apple Glen Elementary in Bentonville,
Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art.
s BECOME AWARE OF AND APPRECIATE THE
artwork of Jasper Johns.
s CREATE ART WITH FAMILIAR SYMBOLS
s FILL THEIR PAPERS WITH LINE DESIGNS
and figures of different sizes.
s REPRODUCTIONS OF NUMERAL AND LETTER
paintings by Jasper Johns
s TEMPERA AND WATERCOLOR PAINTS
s X X CM WHITE PAPER