Category Archives: PreK

PreK: Collages

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.


Pre-K: Piet Mondrian

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: Drawing a Bunny and Painting an Egg

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: So many artists, so little time

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!


PreK: Sneak Peak

This year’s Christmas Tree is going to be Lego themed, so the kids have been working on making ornaments out of the little colored bricks. Not only was it a great creative exercise, it was also a lot of fun, and a great way to encourage sharing. Many students discussed the colors they needed and traded with each other so that they all got what they needed for their artwork.


PreK: Picasso Faces

As an introduction to abstract art and the cubist style of Picasso, the PreK class turned colorful rainbow paintings into a new abstract creation. We cut the paintings into strips and glued them down in a new arrangement, creating some very beautiful designs. We also made glue paintings last week. The class got to draw whatever they wanted and then trace it with glue. Afterwards, they painted with an entire palette of colors to fill in the white around their glue lines.

As we finished up the glue pictures, I let the class work with rulers so they could experiment with lines. It was just for fun, but they learned a lot just from watching each other.

Next, we drew portraits to cut into squares for our Picasso faces. The students really enjoyed being able to rearrange their pieces into silly expressions!