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THINGS TO KNOW...
Kindergarten students are just beginning to develop their fine motor skills, and can get frustrated if the task requires too many fine details
...this doesn't mean they can't create some of the most mesmerizing artwork! When these kindergarten kiddies are taught a few basic ideas about how line, shape and color work together, they will experience that feeling of success that comes from 'Art Magic'.
When planning a kinder art project, consider what they are able to do, and find the space where they will be challenged without frustration.
As the year starts, most Kinders will be able to... -draw basic shapes (circles, rectangles, triangles, squares, ovals) -draw a variety of lines -mix paint colors on a plate randomly -sponge paint -recognize and name the basic colors on the color wheel
After a few classes, most kinders will be able to... -recognize pattern -use scissors to cut simple, larger shapes -fold paper in half both ways -color in completely -tear paper into simple shapes -glue items onto paper -mix primary colors to create other colors -start to distinguish colors in artwork, and recognize tints and shades of a single color -use fine motor skills to pinch and shape clay
By the end of the art year, most Kinders will be able to... -create a deliberate pattern, and understand that pattern can be created with line, color, shape, sound, words -Mix secondary colors from Primary Colors (Red+Yellow=Orange, etc.) -Recognize and name the Warm and Cool Colors on the color wheel -Recognize and name tertiary colors (yellow-green) -Make a color lighter or darker using white and black -pinch and shape clay into deliberate shapes -draw a basic human form using simple shapes -draw a human face using accurate shapes and nearing accurate proportions -recognize a variety of tints and shades of the same color in a single object or visual (i.e.: trees, grass, hair, etc.) -define and give examples of bilateral symmetry in nature -describe what happens when oil combines with water in a container, and on a canvas/artwork -recognize, identify and name 3D forms, and count their sides and vertices -connect curriculum concepts to their artwork, and represent their ideas visually (i.e.: the process of how a seed grows, the order of the seasons, etc) -identify and distinguish living v. non-living things -organize creative ideas in sequential order -understand overlapping of shapes, colors and objects -Understand how lines are used to create contour and create the illusion of form on a 2D surface