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Kindergarteners learned about the printmaking process and looked at artwork created using printmaking, specifically the work of the artist Geoffrey Ricardo (see video below). For the background of their painting students created a watercolor wash with analogous colors. Each child then applied their knowledge of printmaking to create their trees using small pieces of cardboard and used a splatter paint technique to create snow.
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In Kindergarten students learned about illustration and looked at popular books and the illustrators who worked on them. Students tried to guess the book by the illustrator's style. Then each student chose their favorite book and a small picture that they felt represented that book. Finally, each student drew a book and "illustrated" the cover. They then created a self-portrait and collaged the book cover on top.
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See some of the illustrators we discussed below.
Kindergarteners studied the art of Vincent Van Gogh as inspiration for their sunflower painting. Students learned about overlap, lines, and shapes to draw their sunflowers. Finally, the students colored and painted their piece using a watercolor resist technique.
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Kindergarteners learned about the glass sculpture artist Dale Chihuly, his process and his use of organic shapes. To replicate Chihuly’s sculptures students drew a pattern on a coffee filter using two types of lines and a primary color combination. They then sprayed their work with a starch and water mix, mixing the primary colors to reveal the secondary colors.
Kindergarteners were read one of Ms. Golden's favorite books, The Monster at the End of This Book. We discussed different types, sizes, and thicknesses of lines to create the hole in the wall. Each student created their own monster to go into the hole using their knowledge of line and shape. Finally, using oil pastel and watercolor the students colored and shaded their work.
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In Kindergarten we discussed printmaking and the different ways we have created prints so far this year. Then we learned a little about bees and how they work together to create a hive and honey. Students used bubble wrap to create the beehive print then the resist watercolor technique to make the bees.
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Kindergarteners learned about the glass sculpture artist Dale Chihuly and his use of organic shapes. To replicate Chihuly’s sculptures students drew a pattern on a coffee filter using two types of lines and a primary color combination. They then sprayed their work with water, mixing the primary colors to reveal the secondary colors. Watch the video below to see more work by Chihuly. To see more student workclick here.
Kindergarteners were first introduced to the Pop Artist artist Burton Morris. Then students applied their knowledge of symmetry to create, draw and cut out three different sized of hearts. They collaged their hearts with a cut background and outlined each piece to echo Morris’ style. Below is a photo of Morris displaying one of his heart pieces. See the student's work on Artsonia here.
Kindergarteners learned how to draw a realistic pumpkin and leaves. Students learn the difference between the primary and secondary colors then mixed the primary colors to paint their pumpkin, leaves, and stem. Finally, students cut and collaged each element of their scene on to a night sky they created using chalk.
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