Kindergarten


Winter Landscapes

posted Dec 5, 2014, 8:17 AM by Suzanne Magnee   [ updated Dec 8, 2014, 9:35 AM ]

Winter Landscapes
In art we are learning about color and  winter landscapes.  We watched a video before Ms. Magnee helped us understand the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.  We learned that the primary colors make the rest of the colors on the color wheel.  We learned that the tertiary colors are created when you mix primary and secondary colors together.  We are creating beautiful winter landscapes with contrasting colors in the sky.  Next we will learn about realistic trees and add them to our landscapes.  I am so proud of your kindergarten artists.  Bravo!
The Process...

A Great Video about the Color Wheel


Matisse Inspired Still Life

posted Nov 20, 2014, 5:31 AM by Suzanne Magnee   [ updated Nov 23, 2014, 1:40 PM ]

Matisse Inspired Still Life
Building on our prior knowledge of still life the kindergarten students have begun working on a more complex
still life.  We viewed "Still LIfe with Goldfish" by Henri Matisse.  We noticed the different parts in the painting.  We learned that some things in a still life can move such as goldfish because they are contained in a bowl that cannot move on it's own.  Today we created our goldfish bowls and tables.  We used our understanding of symmetry to help us create our fishbowls and tables.  Stay tuned for a peak at our finished artworks.  To help you learn a bit more about Matisse you can watch the video!

The Process...

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Van Gogh Inspired Still Life

posted Nov 8, 2014, 11:15 AM by Suzanne Magnee   [ updated Nov 8, 2014, 12:18 PM ]

Van Gogh Inspired Still Life
Did you know that Vincent Van Gogh felt a connection  to sunflowers?  Perhaps that is why he created many still life paintings with sunflowers in them.  In Kindergarten we are learning that a still life is an artwork with things that do not move on their own.  A still life is usually a painting inside.  Kindergarten artists are busy creating still life paintings.  We are learning how to cut folded paper to make symmetrical vases.  Adding a pattern table cloth shows our knowledge or
 pattern.  By observing sunflowers we are having our first "observational painting" experience.   We are creating the different parts of the still life separately and then putting it all together.  In our finished still life paintings you will find a vase, tablecloth, background, and sunflowers.  To learn more about Van Gogh and his vibrant paintings watch this video! 
The Creating Process...








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