Kindergarten students are just beginning to view the world around them as artists. This year students will be learning very basic art elements including: Line Types, Color Families, Shapes and Textures. Throughout the year students will be using a variety of art materials including: paint, oil pastel, clay, plaster and weaving. This is an important year for kindergarteners because it is their first oppurtunity to be school artists. We will be dancing, going on scavenger hunts and playing games in addition to creating beautiful works of art.
Kindergarten Color Caterpillars
Kindergarten artists are learning all about primary and secondary colors for this project. Using only primary colors students mixed and painted until they created each color of the rainbow. Students then cut out circles from their painted papers, making sure that they had each primary color and secondary color represented. As an extra touch students added line types to each circle. Kindergarten artists then created a grassy background by using tissue paper painting and Mod Podge. Finally students assemble their caterpillars by overlapping each circle to create the head, body, and tail. These artworks demonstrate how artists can make different colors to make their artworks even more interesting and beautiful.
At Home Discussion
What other art materials can you use to mix colors? Try creating secondary colors at home my mixing crayons, markers, tissue paper, even food coloring!