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.
10 Black Dots
Kindergarten artists are learning about shapes for their next project. Using the book, "Ten Black Dots" students created artworks incorporating dots into their ideas. For example, did you know that with one dot you can make to sun or moon; with two dots you can make eyes, or wheels on a vehicle? Students practiced a lot of art techniques including: drawing, paintings, coloring, cutting, and gluing. These artworks are great examples of how simple shapes can create great works of art.
Discussion at Home
Can you create an artwork using a different shape than dots?