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)

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

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

Collaborative Watercolor Banner

We are working on making a banner to hang in the outdoor play area and preschool lobby. It’s a wonderful piece that not only displays whimsical colors but also allows us to showcase everyone’s artwork together and demonstrate collaboration. There will be three large hanging banners and we can’t wait to display them!

Mrs. Monica: Art Studio

Learning About Pop Art & Andy Warhol

This week I started the series of lessons of “Meet the Masters”. We will be learning about different artists and the impact they made on art history. I wanted to start the new year with a “Pop of Color.” Andy Warhol was an American artist who started the movement of Pop Art in the 60’s was a commercial illustrator and producer and he made screen printed art pieces. We looked at several of his prints but specifically “Flower, 1964”. The students then painted their own take on that piece. -Mrs. Monica