Monday, December 1, 2008

First Grade

Upon seeing the theme of mathematics...I immediately saw an image of a schoolroom with young children learning their first math skills. I browsed clipart and photos on the Internet to get ideas and came across this image that was very close to what I pictured in my head.


I used chalkboard fabric for the blackboard. However, I didn’t use chalk to write the math equation. I didn’t want to worry about it rubbing away, so I used gesso to write the equation. I wanted the focus to be on the math equation and what was going on toward the front of the schoolroom, so I created the children in an abstract fashion.


13 comments:

N.W.O.O. said...
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Kristin L said...

Cute. And so you.

Diane said...

Very charming! It's a perfect representation of math! And yes, it's definitely a Terri piece!

Helen Conway said...

I recognise your style of face drawings at once! And I like that we still have a blackboard not a chalk board or even the now ubiquitous interactive whiteboard! I never knew you could use gesso on fabric. Must try that one. Thanks for the tip.

Nikki said...

What a perfect little math class. I love the sweet simplicity you bring to learning math.

Deborah Boschert said...

It's so bright and graphic. Great job Terri. You do have such a friendly recognizable style.

Karen said...

Terri, this is so you. Clever even down to the writing on the teachers desk!

Terry said...

Very clever and, I'll say it again, this could be a children's book illustration. That is the teacher we all wished we had!

Gerrie said...

I was trying to imagine what you would come up with because you have a style that is your very own. This works wonderfully.

kirsty said...

Now that is my kind of maths!! The gesso was a great choice - it looks very chalky. And clever you, using blackboard cloth! I didn't even know you could buy it.

Brenda said...

This takes me back to my childhood. I can almost smell the chalk dust. You even incorporated a number "12" into the quilt, albeit interposed with a + sign.

Françoise said...

Very cute and very Terri!

StegArt said...

Oh Brenda, I love that you saw the number 12 in my quilt....I surely didn't.