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!!