Kids do “The Scream”

 In About Alameda Arts, Maya Lin School, Student Art

It’s October and we needed a fun but Halloweenish project to do.  Last year I had seen “The Scream,” by Edvard Munch, interpreted at Paden School and I just loved it.  I found a lesson at Art Projects for Kids, geared for 4th graders but that never stops Kate and me from trying it with our K-5th graders.  They can do anything!

We talked about Edvard Munch and his life, and about a link between the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, and how it effected the skies during Munch’s life, ask your young artists about it.  The kids were prompted to include a bridge, some water and a sky.  They chose the color paper to use and created their own version of this famous work with chalk pastels and lastly gluing a picture of themselves in.  The results are amazing, see for yourself!



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  • Kate D.

    These are brilliant!! I love all the different little faces & they’re beautiful interpretations of the original! Great job!!

  • Carole

    Great project Hazel. I love the colors and how creative the kids are.



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