Can art be a mode of communication? You bet it can! Learners explore how colors are used to convey mood in art. First, the class listens to three very unique musical selections that convey three different moods. Then, they compare and contrast three different paintings that convey the same moods as the music. Finally, they create three music-inspired drawings that convey the moods they hear. Fantastic use of music, art, and emotional expression.
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