Our first project of the 2016-2017 school year began with building.
Kindergarten students explored building with 3D geometric shapes.
Everyone was fully engaged as they explored building towers, castles and houses of the future.
We also explored building bridges and skyscrapers.
Learning through play builds skills that young artists use throughout their educational experience. It’s great to start art off with fun!
Kindergarten students recently learned to create a leaf collage.
Students cut out leaf shapes with scissors.
This required much concentration as everyone had to focus on the shape of the leaf.
Everyone enjoyed developing scissor skills.
The final step was to add a small amount of glue to their leaves as they created the collage.
Here are some examples of their work.
Kindergarten students recently explored painting with dots for their first painting experience this year.
Everyone enjoyed learning to paint with cotton swabs to create dots.
Students really focused on filling their apple shapes and mixing colors in the space.
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.
Here is an example of the students’ work with tempera paint.
Kindergarten students recently explored painting lines with ink.
Students explored creating various types of lines with a brush.
This required everyone to focus on brush control as they learned to repeat several types of lines in a pattern.
Kindergarten students enjoyed the first part of this project as they developed brush control skills with these various types of lines in ink.
Kindergarten students recently explored using their hands as a shape to create art.
Students began by tracing their hands and creating a repeating pattern with their hand shapes.
Everyone repeated this step several times to fill their paper with hand shapes.
The next step was to outline their hands with their favorite crayon colors.
Finally students added various colors, shapes, lines and textures to their repeated overlapping hand designs.
This was a fun project that required focus and attention to details as students completed several tasks in this art-making process.
Here are some examples of the students’ work:
Kindergarten students recently learned about the impressionist artists.
Students listened to the story of Katie Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew.
The story opens with Katie celebrating her Grandma’s birthday by visiting an art museum.
During the visit to the museum Katie encounters five impressionist paintings: two each by Monet and Renoir and one by Degas.
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.
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.
The story is a great way for kindergarteners to be introduced to art history and art museums.
Finally students illustrated their favorite scenes from the story.
Here are some examples of the students’ illustrations.
Kindergarten students have been learning about winter landscapes.
Students learned about the parts of the picture.
The first step was to draw the horizon line.
Next trees were placed in the images and, finally, the sky with clouds.
There was a lot of focus and energy put into these winter landscapes.
Many students added fun touches to their landscapes like snowmen, birds and animals.
Here are some examples of the students’ work.