This week my kindergarten classes investigated the artist Paul Klee. We are studying line and shape, and Klee's work is fabulous as an example.
We looked at many samples of Klee's work, but focused our investigation on his work,
We talked about the things you might find in a park and our vocabulary word for the day was, represent. I asked the children what the lines in Klee's work might represent. They said slides and swing sets, trees and people.
To begin, the children glued black yarn to watercolor paper to represent the things they would see at a park. This step was a challenge because the glue sticks we were using didn't stick to the yarn. So instead, we put the glue on the paper and stuck the yarn to it.
Before we started painting, I demonstrated how to use the paint brush to pull the paint. We practiced pulling the brush rather than scrubbing with it. It was a delight to see how the children applied this new skill to their work.
I am so pleased with the results. The children created beautiful works of art. I wish I could share them all with you. Previously I shared the project with my husband. He was sure I was expecting way too much from kindergarteners. When he saw the results, he was blown away. He said each and every one was exceptional. I think you will agree!
Hi, I'm Kathleen. Thank you for joining me here at my kitchen table. I invite you in any time to share life. My life includes the Prayer Bowl Project, my art, and my Professional Development business here on this website. But my life is so much more. It is filled with friends and family and the beauty of God's creation and his overflow of blessings. I will share all of this with you and I hope that you will share your thoughts and life with me. I want to develop a welcoming place where you can come and find friends. So get that cup of coffee and sit a spell with me.