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 artists are learning about one of the most important art elements: Line. Students have discovered that there are 6 different types of lines (straight, curved, dotted, dashed, zigzag, and jagged), and each one can be thick or thin. To demonstrate how lines can be used to create art students studies the work of Wassily Kandinsky. On their final artwork students used crayon, oil pastel, and tissue paper. Students also discovered that overlapping lines and tissue paper can make your artwork look even more beautiful!
At Home Discussion
Can you find the following line types around your house: straight, curved, dotted, dashed, zigzag, jagged, thick, and thin?