We’re Done!

And this class is the only class done with their project! So what’s an art teacher to do?
Wrap a whole lot of lessons up into one and wrap it up in a nice little bow!

I discovered a super cool art info video series called Artrageous with Nate a few weeks back, and love, love, love his videos. So the kinders and I watched his video on pointillism. Then I gave them a palette of just red, yellow, blue paint, reviewing what they’d learned previously about primary colors. And then I let them go for it!
They were only allowed to use their first finger and they had to use dots, other than that, they had no other direction.


I was super happy to hear calls of discovery like, “I made green!” and “I made purple!”
I’d ask them how they’d made their color and they would be able to tell me!



At the end of class, their paintings were still a bit wet, so I had them fold them in the middle, and they learned what symmetry was!

A great day of experimenting was had by all. I know because I heard several times, “This is the best day ever!” LOL!!


About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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