About K/1 Art
K/1 Art focuses on the introduction of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, especially focusing on the Elements – line, shape, color, value, form, space and texture. Students create process-oriented projects that focus on various artists, cultures, and literature. Students are exposed to a variety of media and artistic themes.
- K/1 Art Update – December 2015
Back in November, our youngest art students exercised their fine motor skills with several weeks of cutting and gluing while making collages. At the beginning of December, they examined two of the artworks of Wassily Kandinsky, an abstract painter of the late 1800s. Inspired by Kandinsky, they began their own abstract, layered artwork that will take three weeks for them to complete – the longest these young artists have spent on a single artwork in school.
- K/1 Art Update – November 2015
Over the last couple of weeks, K/1 Art students have been learning about collage. First, we read the story Perfect Square by Michael Hall. In this story, a perfect square is altered in a different way each day – crumpled, torn, hole-punched or cut into ribbons. When the various transformations take place, the square turns itself into different objects, like a bridge, fountain or park.
Inspired by the story, students started with a small square a large square. They used hole punchers, crafting scissors and paper crimpers to alter their smaller squares and attach the pieces in a new way to the larger square, making a collage.
The students enjoyed that so much that we made more collages the next week, with bigger paper and many more colored construction paper scraps available to them.
- K/1 Art Update – October 2015
Our youngest students are working on a series of exercises in which they are beginning to learn about the elements of design, starting especially with color, line and shape. They’re currently reviewing warm and cool colors and learning some art techniques, such as wax resist using oil pastels and tempera paint.
- K/1 Art – Rainbow Birdies – June 2015
K/1 art students finished the year by doing a quick, but fun and cute drawing and painting project where we got to review colors. Throughout the year, we have discussed warm and cool colors, as well as primary and secondary colors.
With this artwork, they put it all together by drawing six adorable little chicks (or rockets, if they preferred), then painting each one a different color, putting them in the order of the colors of the rainbow. What a great end to a wonderful school year!
A few students were absent on the final day of art class, meaning that they did not get to paint their birds. Still, they were too cute not to photograph and share.
- K/1 Art – Pinch Pots – December 2014
K/1 students got an opportunity to try their hands at sculpting, when they made pinch pots. First, we discussed what a pot is, and how different pots can be used. Then, using Model Magic, a sculpting compound that is fun to play with, students made a variety of pots. After letting them dry for a week, they got to paint their pots. It was exciting to see the variety of pots the students made.
- K/1 Art – Kandinsky-Inspired Paintings – December 2013
In K/1 Art, we examined paintings by the artist Wassily Kandsinsky (1866 – 1944). Kandinsky painted lines, shapes and color while listening to music. Like Kandinsky, we listened to music while we painted. Our paintings took three weeks to achieve the layered look you see.
- K/1 Art Update – October 2013
In K/1, students are working on a series of exercises in which they are beginning to learn about the elements of design, starting especially with color, line and shape. They’re currently reviewing warm and cool colors and learning some art techniques, such as wax resist using crayons and tempera paint.
- September 2013
Hello, Honey Creek families and friends. I am delighted to be on staff this year as the new art teacher. I earned my Post-Baccalaureate teaching certificate in Visual Arts Education from Eastern Michigan University and have spent as much time in the classrooms of Honey Creek as possible since then. I have already had a long relationship with Honey Creek, and as I’ve told all my students, Honey Creek is my favorite school. I’ve already really enjoyed working with all of your kids. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your students, including investigating art history, writing about and discussing students’ own art and the art of others, and making art. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.