Posted by: dbjaquith | March 8, 2015

Kindergarten Art

Children practice their design skills by constructing structures at the 3D studio.

Children practice their design skills by constructing structures at the 3D studio.

Franklin kindergarteners are enthusiastic artists!

Learning clay basics through trial-and-error.

Clay basics through trial-and-error.

They love to explore the art materials and tools, try new things and repeat what they have learned to gain mastery of their art skills. This year we have worked with drawing, painting, collage, cardboard / wood construction and clay. Now students can choose their art media to match their own art ideas. Typically kindergarten artwork shows us the things most important in a young child’s life: family, friends,

Drawing a birthday crown

Drawing a birthday crown

animals, houses, playgrounds, vehicles, toys and games. Last week a girl decided to make a drawing of her friend’s birthday crown and gave the drawing to her as a present. A boy repeated the previous lesson on clay birds nests to remember how to make a pinch pot. Painters used mixing palettes to create secondary colors from the primary colors, while children at the 3D Design Studio built mini-houses and other structures.

Color exploration!

Color exploration!

It is exciting to see what children choose to create each week during their 45-minute art class!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: