Tag Archives: kindergarten

Beginnings

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Our first project of the 2016-2017 school year began with building.

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Kindergarten students explored building with 3D geometric shapes.

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Everyone was fully engaged as they explored building towers, castles and houses of the future.

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We also explored building bridges and skyscrapers.

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Learning through play builds skills that young artists use throughout their educational experience.  It’s great to start art off with fun!

Leaf collage

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Kindergarten students recently learned to create a leaf collage.

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Students cut out leaf shapes with scissors.

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This required much concentration as everyone had to focus on the shape of the leaf.

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Everyone enjoyed developing scissor skills.

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The final step was to add a small amount of glue to their leaves as they created the collage.

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Here are some examples of their work.

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Apples

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Kindergarten students recently explored painting with dots for their first painting experience this year.

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Everyone enjoyed learning to paint with cotton swabs to create dots.

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Students really focused on filling their apple shapes and mixing colors in the space.

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Kindergarten students really enjoy our new art space as they have lots of room to move as they learn basic painting skills through painting their apple shape.

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Here is an example of the students’ work with tempera paint.

Lines

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Kindergarten students recently explored painting lines with ink.

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Students explored creating various types of lines with a brush.

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This required everyone to focus on brush control as they learned to repeat several types of lines in a pattern.

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Kindergarten students enjoyed the first part of this project as they developed brush control skills with these various types of lines in ink.

Handy

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Kindergarten students recently explored using their hands as a shape to create art.

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Students began by tracing their hands and creating a repeating pattern with their hand shapes.

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Everyone repeated this step several times to fill their paper with hand shapes.

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The next step was to outline their hands with their favorite crayon colors.

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Finally students added various colors, shapes, lines and textures to their repeated overlapping hand designs.

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This was a fun project that required focus and attention to details as students completed several tasks in this art-making process.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Katie meets the Impressionists

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Kindergarten students recently learned about the impressionist artists.

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Students listened to the story of Katie Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew.

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The story opens with Katie celebrating her Grandma’s birthday by visiting an art museum.

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During the visit to the museum Katie encounters five impressionist paintings: two each by Monet and Renoir and one by Degas.

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Katie closes her eyes in front of one of the paintings and opens them to find she’s a guest in Monet’s The Luncheon. There she gathers flowers for a birthday bouquet to give Grandma, but they don’t fare too well on the crossing back into the museum.

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Next Katie’s mission whisks her into three more works of art including Renoir’s Her First Evening Out, where she inadvertently wanders onstage during a performance by, as the artwork soon reveals, Degas’s ballet dancers.

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The story is a great way for kindergarteners to be introduced to art history and art museums.

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Finally students illustrated their favorite scenes from the story.

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Here are some examples of the students’ illustrations.

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Winter landscapes

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Kindergarten students have been learning about winter landscapes.

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Students learned about the parts of the picture.

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The first step was to draw the horizon line.

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Next trees were placed in the images and, finally, the sky with clouds.

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There was a lot of focus and energy put into these winter landscapes.

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Many students added fun touches to their landscapes like snowmen, birds and animals.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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