Kindergarten Visual Arts
The Elements of Art studied in Kindergarten Line Shape Texture Color
Identify Experience Label, list, name, define, relate, recall and use art making tools
Observe straight lines and curved lines in picture books or artworks. Can you find the straight lines in these art pieces? Show me with your hands and arms.
Can you find the curved lines in these pieces ofart. Lets play follow the leader as we walk around the room like a curved line.
On a piece of paper try Scribbling freely with pencils, pens, markers or crayons, do a picture with straight lines and one with curvy lines. (all responses are correct)
Take a line for a walk. What can you create if you take a line for a walk down a bumpy or smooth road, curving and straightening at times?
If you take a line for a walk, it might look something like these examples by the artist Hans Hartung.
The artist: Hans Hartung,likes to use lines going in many different directions.
Explore Contextualize Discover, look at, investigate, experience and form ideas
Make lines that are horizontal (asleep), vertical (standing up) and diagonal (falling or leaning) Horizontal Lines asleep Vertical Lines standing up Diagonal Lines falling
Can you find the 5 vertical lines? Can you find the 2 horizontal line?How many diagonal lines can you count?
Art Criticism: ThisIs a way to teach students what to look for when viewing art and then how to talk about it. Point out what you want them to see, but teach that we do not touch the piece of art.
Point out examples of sleeping, standing up and falling lines from photos, artwork or dance. Can you find the horizontal sleeping lines in these photos? See if you can make your fingers show horizontal lines.
Can you find the vertical or standing up lines? Can you make your fingers show vertical lines.
Can you find the lines that are diagonal or falling?Make your fingers look like they are falling.
Which lines are vertical or standing and which are horizontal or sleeping?
Are these dancers legs and arms vertical, horizontal, or diagonal?
Build Skills Practice Apply, construct, demonstrate, illustrate, evaluate and practice
Play with a combination of happy (loopy) and sad (droopy) lines, using pen, marker, crayons and brushes. What do your lines say you are thinking about?
Analyze Integrate Compare, contrast, distinguish, examine and incorporate
Research Create Study, explore, seek, be creative, imagine and produce
Exploring theArt of Franz Kline, he uses many free strokes of line and color.
Franz Kline uses lines that are going in which directions, horizontal, vertical or diagonal?
Refine Contribute Show skill mastery for grade level, give opinions, support others and show art.
Kindergarten student art, observe the line work used. Notice the direction of the coloring marks.