Have you asked your first grader about Degas or Cezanne or perhaps Matisse? If you do, I think you will be surprised by how much they know about these artists. Each week in February, our first graders are learning about these artists by examining one or more of their pieces. Today, I was fortunate to see Mrs. Debbi McCormick, a parent volunteer in our Meet the Artist program, lead the session on Matisse. The children were examining “Icarus” and learning about the myth as well as the painting. Last week, they did Cezanne, the week before Degas, and Georgia O’Keefe is coming up. Here’s Mrs. McCormick standing by “Icarus” by Matisse.