Fall Art Explorations

This month has been so much fun and busy. We’ve created many different artwork in art studio and under the double trees that’s found in the play yard. From fall sculptures, gourd rolling paintings to nature collages, tie dye magnet turkeys and cinnamon art. Much was explored and discovered…. Happy Thanksgiving to all our wonderful students and families. -Ms. Monica, Preschool Art Teacher

Pumpkin Patch Painting

We looked at different pumpkins and gourds. We talked about the different characteristics we saw and colors. I also read them the story “Hello Fall”, by Deborah Diesen. This sweet little book celebrates all the wonderful things found in the fall season. They then painted their very own pumpkin patch painting. Enjoy! -Ms. Monica, Art Teacher

Jackson Pollock-ish Preschool Art

Jackson Pollock was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. The children experienced the process of drip painting like Pollock. Painting standing up and splashing paint. The approach was a little different because they used a string tied to a stick that was dipped in the paint which allowed the paint to drip off onto the paper with more control, yet the outcome was the same. Enjoy! -Mrs. Monica; Preschool Art Teacher

Many of the students artwork displayed in our school lobby.

Black & White Abstract Painting

Painting in black and white and removing color is a great way for the little artist/student to concentrate on elements such as lines, composition, brush strokes and their drawing. Focusing on the image as a whole and creating movement is what I encouraged them to do. We also talked about what was a continuous line and how to achieve that in your art. We looked at other artists work in black and white. They were inspired by the work and were eager to create their very own art. Enjoy! Mrs. Monica

Promoting a sense of self through art.

The students from Room 1 are beginning to learn who they are and form a sense of identity. We also talked about how we like to spend our time playing, sports and books we like etc. We then spent a few minutes looking at our facial characteristics. How we look and how uniquely each one of us was made in Gods image. We also looked at a few “self portraits” of famous artists. I explained the definition of “self portrait”. They each then held a mirror and looked at themselves closely. Looked at color of eyes, mouth and nose shape etc. They then painted a self portrait. Enjoy! – Ms. Monica

Wayne Thiebaud; Cake Paintings

The wonderful American artist Thiebaud was widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects, pies, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, cakes and hot dogs. He was associated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture. I shared with the students his work and I even read them a book filled with his artwork. We also talked about “pastel colors”, and how to mix them. They then so eagerly got busy working on their beautiful cake/pastry painting. Enjoy! -Mrs Monica

Fun little moments

I love when a student/teacher or teacher/teacher dress the same unintentionally. Today I found myself looking at Susanna we both paused then she cries out “Ms. Monica we are twins today”, with such excitement in her voice. We both laughed. Ms. Joyce helped us capture this fun little moment. We have many fun little moments like these everyday. This is what makes our job so enjoyable. –-Ms. Monica

Apple Tree Painting

We talked about how fruit is grown on a tree and when to harvest the fruit. We also talked about the fruit of the spirit and how those characteristics help us to be a good friend. Each student painted their very own apple tree. 😉

May this fall you go apple picking with your family, it makes for great memories. -Mrs. Monica

Ten Apples Up On Top

The students and I talked about how an object balances, and what balance is. They also listened to the story by Dr. Seuss, Ten Apples Up on Top. We also practiced drawing circles. Then they painted many red apple circles. We even had fun counting them afterwards. 😉

-Mrs. Monica (Art Teacher)