Kindergarten Art Class Introduction

In Kindergarten Art Class, students are introduced to:

I. The Elements of Art: line, shape, form, space, light, texture, and color. We will focus on using and recognizing different types of lines and colors.

A. COLOR

☻ Students will observe how colors can create certain feelings. Some seem “warm” (red, orange, yellow) or “cool” (blue green purple).

☻ Students will observe the use of color in works such as Pieter Bruegel’s The Hunters in the Snow, Helen Frankenthaler’s Blue Atmosphere, Paul Gauguin’s Tahitian Landscape, and Pablo Picasso’s Le Gourmet.

B. LINE

☻ Students will identify and use different types of lines: straight, zigzag, curved, wavy, thick, and thin.

☻Students will observe different kinds of lines in Katsushika Hokusai’s The Tuning of the Samisen, Henri Matisse’s Purple Robe and Anemones, and Joan Miró’s People and Dog in the Sun.

II. Sculpture – Students will recognize and discuss sculptures such as Northwest American Native American totem poles, the Statue of Liberty, and Alexander Calder’s mobile Lobster Trap and Fish Tail.

III. Looking at and Talking About Works of Art – We will observe and talk about works such as Pieter Bruegel’s Children’s Games, Mary Cassatt’s The Bath, Winslow Homer’s Snap the Whip, Diego Rivera’s Mother’s Helper, and Henry O. Tanner’s The Banjo Lesson.