Friday, February 19, 2016

Color Wheel Clowns

When I first saw this lesson idea, I was so excited to do it! However, apparently, my kids do NOT like clowns. Is that all kids now, or just mine? I love how they turned out anyway, and it was a great introduction to the color wheel and color mixing. Maybe next year, I will incorporate it a bit differently though.

Artist: n/a
Elements: Color
Concepts: Color mixing, Color wheel order
Materials: white tag board, oil pastels (start with only red, blue, and yellow for the wheel)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pop Art Hearts

For a quick Valentines Day project, the kindergarteners learned about pattern but completing these great Pop Art work sheets by Jenny K. Students then wrote a list of things that they love to go along with it. This was a great lesson for adding literacy into the curriculum and assessing their writing.

Artist: Romero Britto
Elements: Line, Space
Concepts: Pattern, Pop Art
Materials: Heart Template, crayons, and construction paper

Monday, February 8, 2016

Grandma Moses Snowy Landscapes

When I was rewriting the curriculum for Kindergarten, I noticed that there were originally a few Grandma Moses inspired projects that they wanted me to do. I didn't want to exclude anything that the school wanted, so I came up with this project. Students learned how to overlap lines to create hills, and use blue and white oil pastels to color in the snow while creating depth. After that, they drew little trees, houses, and people for their tiny snowy towns!

Artist: Grandma Moses
Elements: Line, Shape, Value, Space
Concepts: Folk Art, Depth and Perspective
Materials: Dark blue construction paper, Oil Pastels