Last week, the PreK class did a multi-step project. We started by painting the background in 2 colors. We then added a moon, and used stencils to paint polar bears on the Arctic backdrop.
After finishing a project today, I caught two of my little artists reading a book together.
PreK started this week off by cutting up their abstract paintings into strips that would be used as “puzzle pieces” for a homemade collage. We then glued the pieces to a bright piece of cardstock.
PreK is learning about (or revisiting, for some) a famous artist by the name of Piet Mondrian. His most well-known work is Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow. It features a mix of straight lines and colorful rectangles. We recreated our own versions of his painting using cut up construction paper.
PreK spent a few weeks welcoming the warm weather by learning to draw and sculpt different elements of nature. We used play-doh to make trees and birds and bugs!
For the weeks leading up to Easter, we have been doing some fun and simple crafts with a mix of materials. I introduced the PreK class to Oil Pastels, which we used to decorate easter eggs before painting them with watercolors. We also took out the really huge paper to draw and color bunny families on! I asked everyone to draw their own family as a bunny and to be sure to include any brothers and sisters. I think some of my little friends added in a few extra siblings, but that’s okay. They all looked like really happy families to me!
PreK has been working their way through a variety of artists lately. We started with Emily Carr, a Canadian artists who specializes in painting trees, spent some time with Kandinsky, a well-known painter of circles, and have now landed on Claude Monet. So with tree paintings, Kandinsky circles, and Monet-inspired gardens, we’ve been pretty busy! The final artwork has come out beautifully! I can’t wait to put it up in the art show. In the meantime, the Kandinsky circle group project is up in the hallway outside of the PreK room, and the Monet gardens will be hanging in the art room by the end of next week. Be sure to drop in and take a look!