Thursday, November 17, 2011
Kindergarten students have learned a lot about lines so far this year. We are now moving into learning about shapes and how artists use them in their artwork. To begin this lesson, we looked at van Gogh's Starry Night and then painted our own spirals and broken lines in our sky. The next week we used black paper to cut shapes for buildings and colorful paper to make windows and doors. Students were able to practice their newly learned painting skills and their "dot, dot, not a lot!" glueing skills.
If first graders do not know their textures yet, we have a HUGE art problem! This lesson involved tons of textures! We first drew our elephants and made them have a wrinkled texture by outlining with black marker and then painting over the lines with a wet paintbrush. We then used texture scissors to create our patterned background. Finally we added cool patterned papers and actual textures with yarn and sequins. Super cute, and very funny! Loved this project. I could definitely see using it for 2nd grade, but my first graders did a pretty awesome job!