Kindergarten Painted Shape Mice

Introducing color mixing to 5 year olds is always a fun yet challenging process. Proper brush technique: Mr. Paintbrush is the super hero of the art room, he sweeps away Mr. Blob! Use him like a broom. Hold it like a pencil. Mr. Paintbrush doesn’t like his hair messed up. No Sally, we don’t paint on our hands. When you want to change colors, give Mr. Paintbrush a bath. No, Michael! Sweep the paint, we’re not coloring with Mr. Paintbrush….

But then the mixing comes… and the delighted sounds when they find out that primary colors make new colors!

So the kinders painted primary colors on a small sheet of paper one week. Then the next week they came back and mixed them and painted the secondary colors. The week following that they used shape templates I’d made to trace on the back of their papers and cut them out. They then glued them down onto a square sheet of black paper and used a construction paper crayon for the tail and a Sharpie for the eyes.


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Skills: brush technique, color mixing, primary and secondary colors, cutting, gluing. PHEW!!!

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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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