Eeek! Georgetown’s art room has been invaded by some very hungry caterpillars! Kindergarten artists learned about the artwork made by author and illustrator Eric Carle and created their own Very Hungry Caterpillars.
Need a smile? Take a look at the Elmos that Georgetown Kinders created!
Their Elmos began with the paint brushes that Kindergarteners designed in Mrs. Totten’s STEAM class. Later in art class, they explored the kinds of lines and marks their brushes made as they painted their red Elmo heads.
Kindergarten Steam Brushes
After adding Elmo’s face and a winter hat, a whole lotta Elmo cuteness happened in the art room!
Parents, visit Artsonia, our on-line art Gallery to see your child’s Elmo HERE.
Kinders have been busy working on their first ever “real” art project in the art room. We talked about shapes and drew shapes in the air with our magic invisible finger markers. And then this happened! Aren’t their little owls adorable?
Our little owls got even cuter this week when we added a fancy background with oil pastel stars and a night time sky. Kindergarteners became painting experts as they tip-toed their brushes across the paper – no bad hair days for these paintbrushes!
I do love a project that makes me smile, and these cute cats by our Kindergarten crowd are making all of us happy. We’ve been learning about the artist Paul Klee and having fun finding all the shapes in his artwork.
We read this book and discussed this painting….can you find the cats and birds?
We drew our cats, colored the little tricky bits with crayon, put some fancy painting music on and…painted!
Georgetown’s Art and Steam teachers collaborated on a very cool project. Our Kinders and First graders were challenged in Mrs. Totten’s STEAM Studio to design and build their perfect paint brush. (See the project in STEAM class here.) They thought about the kinds of marks they wanted to make with their brushes and created brushes that would dab, draw, and make different types of lines.
STEAM Brushes – ready to paint.
Their colorful brushes were put to the test in Mrs. Brouwer’s art class. First grade artists created an abstract landscape with their newly built brushes.
First step – a little texture rubbing.
Step two – putting those brushes to work with paint!
A little black paint to outline – and beautiful landscapes by First Graders are complete.
Kindergarten artists were also excited to create with their STEAM brushes. We explored the work of Eric Carle, and created a background of water for our darling Eric Carle inspired yellow ducks.
We wrapped up our Steam/Art Brush Project with a discussion about the brushes and how well they worked. Our First Grade and Kindergarten students had some great ideas to improve their brushes, including using clothes pins to hold cotton balls on the brushes so they could change the cotton balls when they got gooey with paint. Many wanted to go back to Steam class and figure out ways they could design ways to clean their brushes to re-use them, along with attaching more objects to the brush to make different painted lines. This was a great thinking + creating project, with beautiful results!
Remember our Kindergarten color mixing project from a couple of weeks ago?
This week we did a little tracing, cutting, paper punching, and lacing to turn those beautiful painted plates into heart necklaces. Kinders had a blast doing some creative yarn lacing around their hearts, and they rocked the paper punches – their little hand muscles have really gotten strong!
I Can Goals: identify primary and secondary colors; use paper punches and yarn to lace a heart.
Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.
They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!
Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.
Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple. We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!
We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.
Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!
Georgetown’s Kindergarteners are really excited about their new project…drawing cars and trucks. We read lots of books about vehicles and talked about all the details on vehicles – big tires with fancy tire treads, door handles and doors, lights, and mufflers. These kids know their vehicles and had a blast drawing the car or truck of their dreams.
Before they began adding color to their vehicles, we did a review of the primary colors and used just red, yellow, and blue on their masterpieces. Mrs. Brouwer challenged them to do their best coloring by moving only their hand – not their whole arm – while coloring. They gave those small hand muscles quite a workout!
Learning Goals: I can identify the primary colors; I can color using my small hand muscles; I can add lots of details to my drawing. And an unexpected learning goal that I love: at the end of each class, my kinders have been telling each other what they learned that day. Here’s one of the best ones: “I learned that when you paint the sky, the color goes all the way down to meet the ground”.
Look for these fabulous vehicles on our ARTSONIA on-line gallery soon!
We’ve been keeping warm in the art room as we create these snow-inspired winter projects.
Kindergarten artists drew fun penguins; don’t you love how their penguins are waving to you from their snowy icebergs?
What’s not to love about these snow bears? Second grade artists said that they liked drawing them the best. And adding the scarves and hats. And oh yeah, painting the cool backgrounds.
Third grade artists reviewed the parts of a landscape before drawing and painting their detailed winter village scenes. Their sky backgrounds – ooh la la!
Can’t get enough of Georgetown’s fabulous winter art? See more HERE at our Artsonia on-line art gallery! We’ve got over 13,000 masterpieces on display for you to enjoy!