First Graders discussed how artists show emotion in their work by using the elements of art. We then discussed a movement in art called Expressionism. In Expressionism the artist is more interested in showing emotion than reality. Student then turned their attention to The Scream by Edvard Munch. The class discussed the nervous, anxious feelings they got from the painting and how the artist achieved that effect.
Finally students discussed the things that make them want to scream and each child created their own screaming self portrait.