I will be the art teacher for Mrs. Stiffler's Pre-K AM and PM classes.
For their first visit to my art room my students are made aware of two important topics: art room safety and their responsibilities while working in the art room.My students "Art Room Responsibilities" are taken from the student handbook. They are: Pay Attention. Follow Directions. Do Your Best Work. Take Care of Materials. Get Along with Others. Respect Others' Rights and Property.
In pre-k art I begin the year introducing the students to the ingredients (the art elements) used to make art. I begin with lines. We talk about different kinds of lines, identify the lines in the art room (if the lines can be found) and practice drawing the lines.
My Pre-K classes have completed the line project with an amazing twist. I showed each student how you can turn a watercolor marker drawing into a painting!I explained the procedure and spritzed the paper with a mist of water from a spray bottle. The marker lines become watercolor paint.
My students have used their knowledge of lines to make a line/shape design.
The students explored the art element - texure by using texture plates and crayons to make rubbings of different textures on brown, yellow and orange paper. The students used these texture rubbings to make a texture turkey. This project will be seen at the FHES Art Show in early May 2016.