For our first project, kindergarteners have been learning all about the primary and secondary colors. This knowledge will be very helpful once we start building our "Frankencrayons." After we read the story "Frankencrayon," by Michael Hall, the kindergarteners will paint rectangles of the primary and secondary colors, cut them out, and assemble them to look like a crayon monster! Our crayons will come alive just in time for Halloween!
Kindergarteners are learning all about Claude Monet and his famous gardens. We got to see what his house and gardens look like via a virtual field trip to Giverny France. After observing them and talking about what grows in gardens, the students made their own mini clay water gardens.
The kindergarteners have been spending a lot of time carefully putting together their warm story quilts. They had to not only create a color pattern to make a quilt blanket effect, but also a paper pattern!
As the cold weather begins, Kindergarteners discussed ways that they enjoy staying warm. Whether it's by drinking a steaming cup of hot chocolate or wearing extra layers and some ear muffs, we need to stay cozy! Kindergarteners learned about story quilts and how some artists like Faith Ringgold create these combinations. Using our ideas and Faith Ringgold as inspiration, Kindergarteners drew a picture of their favorite way to stay warm. These warm images will be added to a paper quilt later on.
Our scenic pumpkin patches are in need of pumpkins! Kindergarteners spent the past few weeks finishing up their pumpkin patch paintings, and are now ready to draw pumpkins. Drawing pumpkins is quite simple, all you need are curved lines! Once the pumpkins are done they will be glued to the paintings to fill the patch.
We started the year off in kindergarten art by learning about all different types of lines through the story "Lines that Wiggle." We looked at how artists use lines to make shapes and draw pictures. Since it's fall, we used the lines we knew to draw a picture of a pumpkin patch that will later be filled with pumpkins!
The art room has temporarily been turned into a bake shop thanks to Wayne Thiebaud. Wayne Thiebaud is an artist who paints pictures of sweet treats, using a lot of paint to create visual and tactile texture making his art look good enough to eat. The kindergarteners used this as inspiration to create texture cupcakes. Here's how they look so far: