For our first art project of Pre-K, we did a lot of experimentation. On the first day of class, students moved around to different stations to explore different art mediums. The stations were oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils. At each station, the students drew patterns and designs to fill their paper and had to come up with words to say how each materials felt and looked. For example, oil pastels are waxy, wet, slippery, bright. Crayons are hard, colorful, light. Colored pencils are hard, thin, dark.
At the next class, students explored different techniques of using watercolor paints to fill their paper up with different colors. Some students took a strategic route of creating specific shapes/colors or filling in their drawn images, while others just had fun getting colors on the paper.
For the third and forth classes of this project, the students were shocked as I told them to cut their artwork into different shapes and to glue them onto a big piece of black paper to create a new design. A few were reluctant at first, but once started, really enjoyed themselves. Again, some used strategy while others just cut and glued. I love the outcome of this project because every single students artwork looks totally different from the person next to them.
So proud of these hardworking Pre-K friends!