I discovered a teacher's blog for a 4th grade class in Waukee, Iowa. What I enjoyed about reading this short blog post was not simply that they were studying Grant Wood. The enjoyment came from reading the bits of information the kids learned and from seeing their creativity come through in their artwork.
"Last Thursday Connor's mom was nice enough to come talk to us about Grant Wood. We learned a lot about his life and his style of painting."
I'm also pleased to pass on a link to the Iowan article by Beth Wilson that was published in the January/February 2010 issue about the American Gothic House Art Contest. We have a copy of the magazine at the center, but for those of you who haven't had a chance to see and read it, I encourage you to check it out. It is a two page spread with some pictures of last years first place winners.
Life Immitates Art: American Gothic inspires in Eldon.