Several weeks ago, PreK got to study Michelangelo and how he worked on the Sistine Chapel. After explaining how he laid on his back, I had the class abandon their chairs and climb under the tables where I had papers taped up. We then spent the entire class just drawing and coloring the same way that Michelangelo painted.
The PreK class also took a look at Matisse’s cut paper collages. They were just colored shapes arranged in a purposeful way. With that in mind, we made some of our own. Some of my friends used big shapes, some used small shapes, but they all made great collages.
For Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we drew the Lorax and Horton, and then colored in the pictures. Horton was my personal favorite. He came out adorably.
And finally, we looked at Jim Dine’s heart paintings. They’re bright, colorful, and a little abstract, making them perfect for my little PreK artists.