Winter Village

The students had such a fun time with this art project…painting “snow” onto the village to create a winter wonderland. We also shared stories about playing in the snow and going to the mountains. Some of our friends haven’t experienced the snow. I encourage you to take a day trip to go see some snow. We are blessed to live near the mountains…. 😉

-Mrs. Monica

Dot Painting

I read the inspiring story, “The Dot,” by Peter Reynolds. It’s an inspiring story about art, not giving up, and seeing where art takes you. The students then painted their very own dot painting and expressed themselves based on the story. Enjoy!

-Mrs. Monica

Observational Drawing

The children sculpted a character using Play-Doh and used many different plastic parts such as arms, eyes, legs, nose, hat, mouth to add features to their creation. They then used their fun character to do an observational drawing. Such a fun and silly activity that teaches children to observe and draw their subject. It also builds imagination!

-Mrs. Monica

Preschool Chapel on a Rainy Day!

We had a fantastic time at our rainy day Christmas chapel! There is something especially cozy about watching the rain fall outside while worshiping together inside. We will praise the Lord in all weather! As the rain fell, we remembered the true meaning of Christmas while singing “Away in the Manger,” “Joy to the World” and reading from Luke 2 as well as a marvelous book titled “Bright Star, Bright Star.”  Jesus was and is the ultimate gift in all seasons. Thank you God for sending your son!

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was laying in the manger. Luke 2:16

Thick & Thin Lines

This week we started the series all about “lines” and various ways they are used in art. Specifically “thick and thin lines”, and their differences. We looked at both drawings and paintings and the impact the weight of the line adds to the composition . They had fun shouting out loud which was a thick line and which was a thin line as I pointed to the different ones. They then had fun creating stunning artwork with the variation of line weight. I love these!! (I did this exact project my first year of design school in college)

Enjoy

-Mrs. Monica

Van Gogh Sunflowers inspired paintings…

The children have been learning about the life of Van Gogh through this fun children’s story, “Van Gogh and the sunflowers”, by Laurence Anholt. We also looked at many photos of sunflowers, fields of sunflowers and Van Gogh’s many still life paintings.

I also demonstrated how to paint a vase filled with flowers, which they loved seeing and creating.

Enjoy the beautiful paintings…

-Mrs. Monica