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.
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- 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