During the first week of school I read the book “Lines that Wiggle” to k-2. This is a great book because it involves all sorts of lines that fit in with our curriculum. I also like it because it has cool monsters 🙂
With the knowledge of lines (vertical and horizontal being the main focus) Kinders began working on their Mondrian Masterpieces. We watched this fun video( Mondrian )which the kids enjoyed. We then talked about Mondrian’s artwork and the kids glued down horizontal and vertical lines on square paper. This week, we colored in the shapes our lines made using primary colored crayons. I also read “Mouse Paint” which is a quintessential book for every art room and a great interactive story.
After coloring the shapes, we watched a video about the primary colors. This was a huge hit and had students dancing and singing along. They found this video hilarious and it was great to watch their reactions. OKGO Primary Colors The artwork came out great:
Second Graders learned about Matisse and how he cut shapes out of paper. We talked about positive and negative space and geometric and organic shapes. Students used scissors and paper to create their own Matisse-inspired artwork.
First graders are finishing up their Kandinsky artworks and pictures will be posted soon!
Today was also a great day because I FINALLY got the rug I ordered. Now the kids can sit on a rug for stories instead of an old blanket.