Kindergarten Art
Welcome to Kindergarten Art!!!

This year, students will concentrate on developing fine motor skills (scissoring, gluing, drawing, etc.) through projects that will explore LINE, SHAPE, FORM, COLOR, and TEXTURE.  All projects will allow your child's imagination to soar!

The following Common Core Learning Standards will be addressed through projects and learning in art:

- English Language Arts -
Reading an Informational Text: 3, 4, 7, 9
Reading Foundational Skills:  1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3a, 3b,3c
Writing/Responding to Literature: 11
Speaking and Listening:  1, 2, 3, 4, 6

- Math -
Counting: 2, 4a, 4b, 5
Operations and Algebraic Thinking:  1, 4
Measurement and Data:  1, 2, 3
Geometry:  1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Unit 1: Line Drawing
- Learning Goals -
  • Learn about line variety in art.
  • Learn what horizontal, vertical, diagonal, zig-zag, squiggly, and curved lines are.
  • Practice line-making by drawing.
  • Be introduced to a variety of mediums - oil pastels, watercolor paint, markers, and crayons.
  • Identify shapes and color inside of them.
  • Analyze their art and the art of their peers for positive things.
  • Learn how to listen to directions.
  • Learn about drawing to music.
- Projects -

Line Variety Paintings

Magic Line Carpets



Line Monsters

Abstract Instruction Line Drawing

Unit 2: Understanding Shapes
- Learning Goals -

  • Learn about different geometric and organic shapes.
  • Learn to freely draw 7 different shapes - circle, rectangle, oval, square, star, diamond, and triangle.
  • Review how to listen to directions.
  • Learn about Pablo Picasso.
  • Create artworks using paper, glue, scissors, etc.
  • Practice scissoring skills and cutting on the line.
  • Create an artwork that is based of reading fiction and non-fiction books.
- Projects -

Pumpkin Patch

Shape People Scenes

Shape Puppets

Picasso Portraits

Unit 3: Color Mixing
- Learning Goals -

  • Learn about the three primary colors - red, yellow, and blue.
  • Learn to that the three primary colors mix to make the three secondary colors - orange, green, and violet.
  • To experiment with mixing their own colors by using tissue paper and oil pastels.
  • Identify the sequence that colors are in for a rainbow - ROYGBIV
  • Create artworks using paper, glue, scissors, oil pastel, etc.
  • Practice scissoring skills and cutting on the line.
  • Create an artwork that is based of reading fiction and non-fiction books.
- Projects -

Magic Color Mixing Flowers


Rainbow Suns

Rainbow Blend

Rainbow Collage


Primary Hand Painting

Unit 4: Exploring Texture and Form
- Learning Goals -

  • Learn about raised texture by creating texture rubbings.
  • Learn about form by making projects that are 3-dimensional - sculpture.
  • Practice color mixing skills by painting a coil bowl with red, yellow, and blue.
  • Build their fine motor skills by manipulating clay.
  • Identify simple shapes to create a 3-D animal for the coil bowl.
  • Learn about the art of Louise Nevelson.
  • Identify what a found object is and where to find them.
  • Review shapes by making a cat from hearts.
  • Practice scissoring skills and cutting out a heart.
  • Learn to make a vessel by rolling a coil.
 - Projects -

You're Purrrfect Valentine

Louise Nevelson Inspired Found Object Sculptures

Click here to view Mrs. Copp's Louise Nevelson PowerPoint

Animal Salt Dough Coil Bowls


Unit 5: Pattern
- Learning Goals -
  • To introduce students to the concept of mirror symmetry
  • To teach students about the properties of oil pastels and water based paints and how the process of resist paintings work..
- Projects -

Butterfly Wings