Kindergarten Arts and Crafts

Course Description

Semester A

This course provides a foundation for children’s inherent artistic imagination and creativity by sharing the basics of art and making art. Students are introduced to lines, circles, recognizing and using shapes, creating a collage and concepts such as symmetry.

Young artists will also explore a variety of media such as pastels, watercolors, crayons, tempera, and pencil drawing.

A particular emphasis on this course is on creating works of art. In this semester students will work with clay, draw with pastels, make fingerprint flowers, draw barns and animals using shapes and recognizing lines using the student’s name.

Semester B

Emphasis in the second semester students will be placed on applying what the students have learned to make more detailed works of art.

Among the projects this semester students will be creating a bird feeder, make pig puppets, craft paper flowers, make potpourri, craft a heart collage, construct a wind chime, and press flowers.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

Kindergarten

* Materials

  • Crayons
  • Yellow, blue, red, and black markers
  • Multimedia paper
  • Watercolor paper
  • Pastels
  • 11×14 or large 90lb watercolor paper
  • Tempera paint in primary colors of red, yellow and blue
  • Brush – 3/4″ round
  • Water color brush
  • Craft stick
  • Pine cone, bird seed
  • Peanut butter, rice, beans
  • Household items such as glue, scissors, tape, ruler, paper towels, cardboard, masking tape, straws

Duration

2 Semesters

Prerequisites

none

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing Skills
  • Email Communication (with assistance of parent or teacher)

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Lines
  • Drawing circles
  • Identifying shapes
  • Primary colors

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Collage
  • Crafts
  • Weaving
  • Bubble painting