What is art? (5th)

We studied dada poetry/collage today in Ms. Shweta’s 5th grade class. First, we looked at some pieces of dada art by artists like Tristan Tzara and Marcel Duchamp. Can a bicycle wheel on a stool be art can the repetition of “What a b b what a beauty beauty b b b” be a poem? Things got quite heated and we could have talked about it all day! We then made our own dada collages by cutting things randomly from magazines, mixing them up at our tables, and then randomly grabbing pieces. We had a great time! Please enjoy these images by Surayah, Sukayna, Inaaya, and Shreya!



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.