Friday, December 18, 2015

Model Magic Snowmen

Kindergarten used model magic to make little snowmen! I love doing this project with the little ones. They learn about size by stacking the 3 spheres from biggest to smallest. Students chose a primary color to color in their hats/hair, and then found the compliment for the scarf. They loved it!

Artist: n/a
Elements: Shape, Color, Texture, Space
Concepts: Complimentary Color, Size, Rolling a sphere, Sculpting
Materials: Model Magic, Black Sharpie Marker, Primary colored Markers, Brown Pipe Cleaners, Secondary colored Ribbon

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Mouse Paint Color Wheel

I know that this is a very popular lesson, and after doing it myself, I see why. I read the story "Mouse Paint" by Ellen Stoll Walsh to the Kindergarteners, and they learned what two colors mix to make which secondary colors. We went over the color wheel, and made one ourselves using mice. Students used oil pastels to mix the colors, and then cut them out and place them in a circle. They loved adding the final touches.

Artist: n/a
Elements: Color
Concepts: The Color Wheel, Color Mixing
Materials: White Construction Paper, Tag Board, Oil Pastels, Scissors, Glue

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mondrian Animals

Kindergarten learned about Mondrian! Mondrian is a great artist to learn about when introducing primary colors. Students had 8 different how-to-draw pages to choose from, and then we learned how to make a grid within the animal. The most difficult part of this project was helping the students draw large enough to fit the grid inside.

Artist: Piet Mondrian
Elements: Line, Shape, Color
Concepts: Gridding, Primary Colors
Materials: White paper, black, red, yellow, and blue markers.