Kindergarten & First Grade Explore LINE!

by | Sep 18, 2021

Our Kindergarten and 1st-grade artists studied the Art Element of Line. The students rotated through multiple centers to experiment with lines in different ways and with different materials such as cutting paper, rubber band pegboards, fuzzy craft sticks, popsicle sticks, and a marble run toy. – And can I just point out that we have some hairstylists with vision!

Kindergarten finished their backpacks based on the read-aloud We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins. The main character, a T-Rex named Penelope, has ponies on her backpack “because ponies are delicious.” Kinder students chose a food they think is delicious and drew it on their backpack page. Students colored in their backpacks and cut around them if time allowed.

1st-grade students learned about the Biblical events leading up to Joseph being sold into Egypt. Students made a colorful coat by drawing various line designs using crayons on large paper and applying watercolors on top. This creates a wax-resist painting. I prepped the papers into tri-fold after they dried, and the students cut along marked lines to create sleeves and glued them down to black paper. This took multiple classes to accomplish, but the results are stunning and I love how much variety is still achieved within a directed project!

Our K-1 students will be learning about the Art Element of Shape next!