Kindergarteners get a chance in the art room to explore a variety of media and learn through exploration and play. Below you will see some of the "Choice Centers" . Sometimes in the art room we will do formal projects and some days the students get a choice in media and subject! Check out some of their choice work below!
Let's Build a House! Inspired by Mary Blair
Students created unique houses inspired by Disney artist Mary Blair. Mary Blair designed the ride It' A Small World and she is well known for her vibrant use of colors.
Students created a mixed media collage of a hedgehog in a winter scene. We discussed hibernation and its purpose as well as what animals hibernate like our hedgehogs!
Students explored how to create the secondary colors from the three primary colors. This lesson was inspired by the book Mouse Paint.
Mary Blair's "It's A Small World"
To get us ready for Winter Break we read "The Mitten" and created our own mittens inspired by the story. Students traced their hands on construction paper and then created patterns on their mittens to make them their own. We talked about symmetry and how what you do to one mitten you have to apply to the other mitten as well to make them match!
Wayne Thiebaud Donuts
In this lessons Kindergarteners's analyzed Wayne Thiebaud's paintings for unity and variety. Students then made their own donuts inspired by Thiebaud and practiced proper paint mixing procedures.
We read "Wide Awake Hedgehog" the first day of this lesson
Scene from "The Mitten"
Wayne Thiebaud Cakes
Mixed Up Chameleon
Kindergarteners created their own mixed up chameleons based off of Eric Carle's book. They also learned about the color spectrum and painted their chameleon in rainbow order (ROYGBIV)!
Picking Picasso Flowers
Students created daffodils to Spring us into the new season! Through this lesson Kindergarteners learned a new way to attach paper with a "flange" attachment.
Kindergarteners created kites inspired by Chinese kites. We read the book "Henry and the Kite Dragon" and then created our own kites using paper, oil pastels, and crepe paper for tails! The students loved getting to fly their kites down Magic Mountain!