Welcome to the Art Kindergarten page! We will start the school year by introducing students to the Art Room. We will be going over how the classroom is set up, different procedures that they are expected to do, day to day routines, and how the helper table system works.
Kindergarteners will start by learning about the Famous Russian Abstract Painter, Wassily Kandinsky! He LOVED using shapes in his abstract paintings and we begin the year with a crayon resist watercolor painting that is inspired by his world famous circles! Below are a few examples of students work from previous years.
Rectangle Robots will be taking over the Art Room! Kindergarteners are reviewing the difference between squares and rectangles. They also have learned a nice little saying for using Elmer's glue, please ask them if they remember how it goes (hint: just a dot not a lot is the beginning of the chant.) After they have created their Rectangular Robots then they must decide what handy dandy thing they want their Robot to do for them. Make pancakes, clean up the house, play football with them, the students decide and make nobs, switches, and buttons to make whatever idea they have work!
MR BONES! eeeek! Its getting close to Halloween what better way to get excited than to create fun skeletons! Kindergarten students will be painting with q-tips on black construction paper to make their fun skeletons. The tricky part to this is that students will be painting their skeletons from the feet bones up!
Up Next is learning about a famous painter named Vincent Van Gogh. He is a world renown Impressionist Painter who was very misunderstood in his living years. We will learn a little bit about his tragic life and then students will create their own "Starry Night" paintings.
Little white owls
Now that the weather is really getting chilly we will try and warm up by creating Coco Mugs. This cute project is not as easy as it looks! following the shape and line steps students create a 3D Mug they then have to consider details on their mug and finally cut and paste just around the outside of the drawing!
Drawing different emotions is what we are going to be working on next! What does a happy person look like? What does a smile look like? Are their teeth showing? How do the eyes look compared to some one who is not happy? To get us in the mood for drawing our selves HAPPY we are going to dance along to "If You're Happy and You Know It"! YAAAA
Next we have to draw ourselves sad :( How do lips look different from when you are happy to when you are sad? What do your eyes do? Your forehead? Do your eyebrows move? This is what we are investigating next! To get us in the mood this time we will be dancing to "Jumping on the Bed" (I know if I fell off and bumped my head I sure would be sad!) owww!
Last but not least we are drawing our faces as they would look if we were scared! How big do your eyes get? Are you grabbing your face? Is your mouth open? Who's scared of the Itsy Bitsy Spider!!! Below are a few student examples from last year enjoy! :)
Origami is what students will be studying next!!! Students will investigate the history and art of this Ancient Japanese Tradition. Bring on the careful folding!!! We are really going to work on improving our fine motor skills! :)
Its almost the end of the year :( Art will be coming to an end but before we go lets make some FUN FINGER FLOWERS! :D
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