Posted by: dbjaquith | November 9, 2014

Kindergarten Choice-Based Learning in Art Class

2D Collage is about organizing shapes, overlaps and edges. This artist decided to make her design symmetrical.

2D Collage is about organizing shapes, overlaps and edges. This artist decided to make her design symmetrical.

Kindergarteners come to art class once a week for 45 minutes where they create artwork in our art studios.

Students choose their own ideas to draw.

Students choose their own ideas to draw.

They enter the classroom, sit on the rug and are ready to listen to the day’s lesson.

Learning to manage glue in 3D construction with cardboard takes patience!

Learning to manage glue in 3D construction with cardboard takes patience!

So far this fall we have discussed line variation, shapes, color, symmetry, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art.

After the lesson, students move to the studio to begin their work. These young artists are eager to apply their learning to their work! They choose to draw, collage, paint or construct. Materials and tools are arranged on the tables for them to access. Students have now experienced drawing, collage, painting with tempera paint and, most recently, construction with cardboard.

At the end of class, artists take responsibility for their studio area. They return materials and tools to the right places and put their artwork away. We all meet on the rug at the end of class to review the day’s activities before lining up.

Kindergarten art class is awesome!!!

Painters work with the primary colors plus white when starting out.

Painters work with the primary colors plus white when starting out. They mix their colors in a palette and blot their brushes on the sponge.


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