Observing and drawing the details of a red fox in it's natural environment. Using pencil, white oil pastel and blending construction paper crayons to create these fantastic foxes!
Most artists create self portraits, each year in art we will make a self portrait. We looked at many artist's self portraits and discussed how each artist has their own unique individual style.
In this lesson Kindergarteners learn about facial proportions and how to draw a self portrait. Using mirrors to observe their individual features, they began with a pencil sketch onto black paper. The kinders then chose an oil pastel to match there skin tone and began to color in there face and neck. Continuing with oil pastel to boldly color in their other features as well as the background, the self portraits come to life. These vibrant works of art should be admired and cherished by all. I am so impressed by our kindergarteners and the awesome self portraits they created. Just like true artist all the kids have their own unique individual style.
Every year it is a tradition for EWG schools to participate in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program. This program is designed to combine science and art while raising awareness of nature conservation
Each Kindergarten and 1st grade class were given one of three male ducks to choose from, together each class compared and contrasted the differences between the three ducks such as bill shape and color, feather patterns, eye color, head shape and color and so on. Then we used our best observational skills to draw one of the ducks, adding the details we saw and using realistic colors. While the children worked on their artwork we listened to the calming sounds of a duck pond. All the students enjoyed learning about different duck species and creating a wonderful piece of art.
This art lesson started off with looking at a map of the world. We looked at where we live in relation to where India is. Then as a class we discussed elephants and looked at the differences between African and Indian (or Asian) elephants. We looked at pictures and watched a video of painted Elephants at the Elephant Festival in Jaipur. Mahouts are the people who groom and decorate the elephants for the festival .The kindergarteners became Mahouts and then drew an Indian Elephant and used construction paper crayons to decorate their elephants.
This mixed media art lesson was rich with content and as usual the kindergarteners did an amazing job !
In Kindergarten we talked about emotions, feelings and how artists can show this in their artwork. After reading a short story about feelings we looked at some artwork and discussed what the artist was trying to tell us about how that person feels.
After brainstorming all the different feelings and emotions we could illustrate, the kindergarteners used marker to draw 4 faces with 4 different emotions. In the end the children mounted their faces from side to side or top to bottom onto colored paper .
It's important to know that not only can art be used to create a picture, but also to express emotions.
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