Wanda Gag Lesson
Wanda Gag - Millions of Cats
End Project with Students @ Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
I really liked the lesson on Wanda Gag and her cats. It was an exciting and entertaining way of keeping the students engaged and to add a bit of art history into the mix which I feel that many teachers are finding harder and harder to fit in. It gave the students the time to create their own feline critters with markers (keeping in mind to keep them black and white like Gag's pieces), cut them out, and begin to place them on a large copied image of one of Gag's works. Then, using a camera, slowly moving each cat and take a picture, in the end, creating a stop motion animation of Wanda Gag's cats and what they do in their free time. It was a very cute project and perfect for elementary students.