Category Archives: Kindergarten

Problem Solving in Art

Problem Solving in Art

 

 

 

 

 

My students learn how to problem solve and be resilient on a daily basis in art.  Sometimes the solutions are simple, other times we have to brainstorm some different ideas.  These kitties were created by my first graders.  Our goal was to learn about value and complimentary colors. As such the students were able to choose which compliments they used, but could not have color choices beyond that.  Both of these students faced a similar problem: the wrong color in their background. One child chose to color over her mistake, the other chose to erase the mistake.  Both were acceptable ways to fix the error!

Art Enrichment Pups

Art Enrichment Pups

My K-3 art enrichment kids did these adorable puppies.  We used basic shapes to draw the dogs, the students were able to choose their colors as well as the background paper.  We used scrapbook paper for the background.  The kids were also able to create spots using paper that had text on it.  We talked about contrast and using colors that represented the students, in other words colors that they enjoy!

Expressive Reindeer

Expressive Reindeer

My kindies made these adorable reindeer!  I love the looks on their faces!  The kids used basic shapes to create the reindeer.  We discussed how line can communicate an emotion, I drew different lines and the kids guessed the emotion.  We also talked about how the placement of the circle in the eyes can change the emotion of the person/animal as well.  The students were able to choose their colors as well as the patterns for the scarf.

Kindie Scarecrows

Kindie Scarecrows

Our kindies did a fantastic job on their scarecrows.  We worked on drawing nice and big, filling the space to create unity, working with basic shapes to create these scarecrows.  We also talked a lot about pattern, color, and contrast.

Kindie Monsters – YIKES!

Kindie Monsters – YIKES!

These turned out so cute!  The kindies drew the monsters with me step-by-step.  When we were done they outlined them with black sharpie and then colored their monsters with marker, using whatever colors they wanted.  We then painted the background. This was my first lesson with the kindies this year it was a big success…they’ve got art in their blood!  We talked about contrast and also about how our color choices reflect who we are.

DCSD Art Show 2013

DCSD Art Show 2013

We had a great showing of artwork at the annual Park Meadows all district art show.  We have the most amazing, talented artists at Saddle Ranch!  Congratulations to the kiddos for a job well done.

April Showers

April Showers

Our kindies are so talented!  These duckies are so adorable and make me excited for the spring showers coming up.  The kids did an amazing job painting around all their details and controlling their watercolors.

Kindie Ladybugs

Kindie Ladybugs

I saw this project on Artsonia.com and thought it was so cute, so I decided to do it with my kindies.  They did a great job with cutting and gluing and the complimentary colors are great!

Roar!

Roar!

 

This project was so adorable! All of them turned out so wonderful I put them on display outside of my room.  It was a great wall of roaring lions.  I find the kids really enjoy oil pastel, especially kindies because it is usually the first time they’ve been exposed to this material.

 

 

Fun Fruit

Fun Fruit

This was the first project the kindies did for the 2011-2012 school year.  I wasn’t sure what to expect as the drawing wasn’t as simple as I usually make it for the beginning of the year for my newest kiddos. They did a really great job with it and I was further impressed by how well they colored and painted their artwork!