Kindergarten Line and Shape Art
The afternoon kindergarten students learned about the elements of art- line and shape- while creating these colorful non-representational masterpieces. A line is a point moving through space. It can be curved, straight, zigzag, etc. Students first learned about lines and then used black tempera to create a variety of lines on their papers. Next, we moved onto shape and learned that lines that connect creating a closed area are called shapes. Students used markers to connect their original lines to create shapes. The last step was continuing to develop brush control and technique while using tempera cakes to add color to the individual shapes.
MA Frameworks addressed- Use a variety of materials and media, for example, crayons, chalk, paint, clay, various kinds of papers, textiles, and yarns, and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects 1.2 Create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) media, for example: 2D – drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, weaving; 3D – plastic (malleable) materials such as clay and paper, wood, or found objects for assemblage and construction 1.3 Learn and use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques 1.4 Learn to take care of materials and tools and to use them safely 2.1 For color, explore and experiment with the use of color in dry and wet grade 4 media2.2 For line, explore the use of line in 2D and 3D works Identify a wide variety of types of lines in the environment and in artwork