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Kindergarten Lessons

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Fall Unit-Art Elements 

Week 1-Welcome/unit overview/first art class drawing

 

The first week we go over procedures and safety in the art classroom. View the video below through the link.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmGFxAqqF_Q

 

The first activity is to view the following video below about the art elements. This is the large unit that we go through each fall semester. Each art lesson will be focused on one of the art elements.

 

 

The hands on activity is a free draw that is timed. This helps me see the drawing developmental level the student is on and some insight on their attention span. A simple template is provided below, but you can use a piece of paper. Give the student a pencil and some crayons. They can draw whatever they like and color it. They only need to draw and color for the time allotted. It seems simple but most students try to stop before the time is complete. Below are the times for each of the grades. You do not turn in this drawing.

K-1-10 minutes 

2-3-18 minutes 

4-5-24 minutes

 

My First Art Class Drawing 2020.pdf  

 

Week 2-Line-Are all Lines straight? Integration: Writing  

This lesson introduces different types of lines. We learn that a dot moving through space creates a line. Watch the video below first from the book The Dot. Snap a picture of the final drawing and email or Dojo message me.

 

 

Next please watch the video that will be the line introduction.

 

 

Finally, the following video is the studio activity with line. It is two parts. The activity sheets to print out are below the video.  We observe different type lines in spaghetti and we complete an activity sheet to create a plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

 

 

Week 2 K Line Sheet-Spaghetti.pdf

 

Voc. Words

Straight 

Wiggle 

Curved 

Curvey 

Bumpy 

Loop 

Zig-Zag 

 

 

Week 3- Apply Line, What is a Monogram? Integration: Writing 

The students will review straight lines and different types of lines. They create a piece that is a monogram with a border. This is an integration lesson with their classroom work with letters. Snap a picture of the final drawing and email or Dojo message me.

 

Review video of types of lines, string activity.

 

 

Studio assignment video, creating the monogram.

 

 

Student example

 

I am a believer in various learning styles, below are some movement videos dealing with letters. Fun for the kids to do. It can get the wiggles out for a brain break. 

 

 

Voc. Words

Monogram

Border  

 

 

Week 4 What are shapes? Shapes to Creatures: Integration: Math 

The students identify shapes. The student will use items from around the house create a shape creature. The students trace around their creations with pencils and color them with crayons.

Shape introduction video

 

 

Studio assignment video, shape creature 

 

Student Example

I am a believer in various learning styles, below is a movement video dealing with shapes. Fun for the kids to do. It can get the wiggles out for a brain break. 

 

Voc. Words 

Closed Line 

Triangle

Square 

Rectangle 

Circle 

Diamond 

 

Week 5: We all Can't Fly, Floating Figures

The students learn that they can organize the space in their art works using horizon line. This allows the viewer to understand that there is a ground and sky. Children at this age will draw floating objects all over the page. This activity helps them to orient their images in a better way.

 

 

Floating Figures 

Horizon Line

 

Student Example

 

Voc. Words 

Ground 

Sky 

Horizon Line 

 

 

Week 7- Cast Shadow and Value 

The students will be introduced to the concept of value. Value=Shadows. We will examine a cast shadow and create a little creature with a cast shadow. 

 

First, watch the video below about shadow. Why did his shadow not get out of bed? 

 

 

Intro. video. What is value?

 

 

Below is a pdf of the shadow creature cut out. The student can print out and create a monster. Then glue to a piece of dark paper to create a cast shadow. 

K-Shadow Creature Cut-Out.pdf

 

Student Example

 

Voc. Words 

Value 

Shadow 

Cast Shadow

Up to Date

 

 

Week 8-Form

The students will learn the difference between a shape and a form. A shape is flat with two dimensions and a form has three dimensions. In their math classes they refer to these as 3-D Shapes. They will create both geometric and organic forms with modeling clay. 

 

Watch the following video 

 

 

Watch the intro. video 

 

 

Have your student make some geometric and organic forms with playdough or modeling clay.

 

Voc. Words:

Form 

Cube 

Cone

Cylinder

Pyramid

Sphere   

 

 

Week 9-Texture 

The students learn that texture is how some feels. Not an emotion, but feeling through touch. They will touch various materials and describe their texture. The activity is the "old man" and his beard. They will fill his beard with various texture materials. 

 

Introduction/Studio Video 

 

 

 

Print out of the old man. Use materials to glue that you have around the house (cereal, cotton balls, etc.)

 

Old Man-K Print Out.pdf

 

 

Student Example

 

Voc. Words 

Touch 

Texture 

Senses 

 

 

 

Week 10-Color, What are the Primary Colors?

The students learn that colors come from the three primary colors (red, yellow, blue) They will do a technical sheet with tempera paint called three circles. 

 

First watch the video below 

 

Studio Video 

 

 

Print out of activity sheet. If you do not have paints to complete the assignment, your student can color the circles with crayons. Refer to the Venn diagram below. 

K Primary Colors.pdf

 

 

 

Voc. Words 

Primary 

 

 

Week 11-Color Comes from the Rainbow 

The students learn that the origin of color is the rainbow. They will paint a rainbow mixing the secondary colors.

 

 

Watch this video 

 

Studio Video

 

Examples for activity

Student Examples 

 

 

Voc. Words 

rainbow 

ROY G BIV  

 

Week 12-Holiday Paper Ornaments 

Below is a link to print out small holiday ornaments and a paper tree. These can be colored with crayons or colored pencils. Have a wonderful break!

 

K-1 Holiday Sheets.pdf

 

Week 13 and 14 Watercolor Winter

 

 

 

The students develop their own winter scenes. We discuss what things do we see in winter to include in their images. The first day the students draw out their image and trace with permanent marker. Part two, the students learn basic watercolor techniques and paint their image using cool colors.

 

Part One Video

https://youtu.be/SLpcEnBIPDM

 

Watch the following video to understand warm and cool colors:

https://youtu.be/htN1VJW3ePo 

 

Part Two Video  

https://youtu.be/qGKRst5jWTc

 

Student Example

Voc. Words 

Landscape

Opaque 

Transparent 

Cool Colors 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 15-Snowflakes 

The students will learn that snowflakes have symmetrical and radial balance. They will create a snowflake uses cool colors and will finish with a piece of yarn to hang. 

Voc. Words 

Cool Colors 

Symmetry 

Radial 

 

snowflakes.pdf 

 

 

 

Week 16 and 17-The Third Dimension 

The student learn the difference between 2-D and 3-D artworks. 3-D artworks can be considered sculpture. The students make kinetic sand. The first class they create the mixture and the second class they play with the sand in their group. This will help prepare their tactical skills.

Voc. Words 

Mixture 

Ingredients

Folding vs Stirring

Forming  

 

Click here for directions!

 

 

Week 18-Clay Intro.

In this class the students will be introduced to natural clay. They learn clay is a natural material that has been used to create utilitarian and art pottery for 1000's of years. They will look at some work from my personal collection. They will go over the procedures for handling clay including kneading/wedging and hand washing. This will prepare the students for the main project.

Voc. Words 

Ceramics 

Pottery 

Clay 

Kneading 

Wedging 

Utilitarian 

 

 

Week 19-Coil Snake

The students will create a clay snake. They will learn what is a coil and the use of clay tools. This will be saved to begin the drying out process. 

Voc. Words

Coil 

Clay Tool 

 

Click the link for a video tutorial!

https://youtu.be/vcNMGzvSopI

 

 

 

 

 

Week 20-Painting/Glazing, Bone Dry, Kilns

 

During this class, the students will paint their pottery projects. We will discuss different ways to add color to and protect pottery. We will also discuss what bone dry is and looks like. The students will then watch a time lapse of pottery being created from start to finish. When the students have completed their projects, they will turn them back in to be sealed. They will be able to take their projects home next week.

Voc. Words 

Bone Dry 

Kiln 

Fire 

Wheel Throwing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 22-Abstract Portraits with Chalk & Chalk Pastels

 

Students will be prompted to close their eyes and draw shapes that mimic features (“Draw 2 circles anywhere on your paper.” – Eyes, “Draw a Triangle anywhere on your paper.”– Nose, Etc.). After drawing these shapes, students will be informed that they are making an abstract portrait and that they have around 5 mins to make these shapes look like a face. Once they have drawn this face in pencil, they will trace it with black marker. After tracing with black marker they will use chalk pastels/chalk to fill in all of the paper around the black lines. They may use the chalk/pastels to add texture, blend, add patterns, etc. They will leave their work with Ms. D.J. so she may apply a fixative and they will be able to take them home next week.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 23-Mixed Media/Collage 

Students will create a paper collage from old magazines, newspapers, construction paper, etc. They should use a wide variety of shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes. They will arrange their composition and then glue their work to a page. If they finish their composition early, they may use paint and/or markers to add texture and patterns to their piece. The students will learn about Matisse and how he used organic shapes and cutouts to make interesting and aesthetically pleasing compositions.

 

Vocabulary Words

Collage

Background

Foreground

Composition

Overlapping

 


 


 

 

 

Week 24 – Mosaic 

Vocab: (Mosaic, Base, Tesserae, Adhesive)

 

Students will learn about mosaic art and the many different variations of materials used in mosaic. Students will make mosaics by gluing dry goods (beans, cereal, rice, etc) or any other found materials (approved by guardians) to a piece of paper to make a picture. They may design/plan out their mosaic or create impulsively.

 

Artists in order: Emma Karp Lundstrom (her mosaic is made out of apples!!), Isaiah Zagar, Peter Cavallini, Antoni Gaudi

 

 

 

Week 25 – Weaving/Fiber Art

 

Vocab: (Textiles, Weaving, Loom, Warp, Weft)

 

Students will need a paper plate, scissors, and yarn. They will follow the video tutorial below to complete their own paper plate woven flower.

 

 

 

WEEK 26 - COLLOGRAPH PRINTS

 

Students will need:

  1.  A piece of cardboard, paper plate, or other flat surface that they can glue materials to.
  2. Cardboard that they can cut into shapes, yarn, foam stickers, or any other materials they can glue to number 1 that will provide texture (you can use pretty much anything that will create a raised surface when glued to a flat surface, get creative! You don’t have to use what I have listed. Just make sure that it’s okay that the item is covered in paint and glued to your surface.
  3. Paint (any kind of paint should work).
  4. Paper.
  5. Glue stick or liquid glue.

 

Instructions:

  1. Glue whatever materials you have chosen to use to your flat surface. Let them dry. This will be your “collograph” plate.
  2. Cover your collograph plate with a light coat of paint. Make sure that you cover all of the materials that you have glued onto your collograph plate, so that all of the texture is transferred.
  3. Press your collograph plate onto your clean sheet of paper with the materials facing down. Press firmly to make sure that all of the materials are touching the paper but not so firm that materials come unglued or break off of your collograph plate.
  4. Pull your collograph plate off of your paper to reveal your first collograph print!
  5. Try covering the collograph plate with another light coat of paint in a different color and printing again. You may do it in the same place, rotate the plate, print it in a different area of your paper, etc. Get creative!

 

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