The 4th grade students went on a field trip to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in September to view the Richard Diebenkorn exhibit. While we were there, we also got to do a wonderful project with a piece made by Marsden Hartley. The piece was created in 1914 and is called Berlin Abstraction. When we returned to school, the fourth grade students made their own Diebenkorn inspired images using chalk pastel. We discussed the geometric shapes that Diebenkorn used were much more free form compared to Piet Mondrian, who we studied late last year. The results were wonderful and they are on display in the lobby of the school!