Eighth graders in Spanish and Fine Art classes recently collaborated on a project. Mrs. Kossick introduced the Spanish students to the different styles of art — realistic, idealized, stylized, romanticized, non-representational, and abstract. Mr. Jolly then taught the entire Fine Arts class Spanish vocabulary — classroom objects and colors — with the focus on pronunciation, sentence creation, and noun-modifier agreement.
Students were grouped in pairs, with one student from Spanish and one from Fine Arts. They chose a classroom object, and worked together to design a label for their object. They constructed a sentence in Spanish describing the object and its color, and created the object in one of the fine arts styles they learned about.