Welcome to the 2016-17 American School of Warsaw Kindergarten Art Class site. We meet twice a week for thirty minutes. Once we do the first couple of lessons will be dealing with getting to know each other, getting familiar with the art room, the routine and rules in the classroom. We will also be doing a few art assessments for me to get to know your child strengths and weaknesses. As soon as we start to produce some art work you will be given a short description of the project and its objectives as well as a photo of your child with his/her project. I hope that you will enjoy seeing their work and progress throughout the year.
LINES THAT WIGGLE
Lines are one of the basic elements of art. We started by reading the book: Lines that Wiggle by Candace Whitman. It is a rhyming story of where lines may be found. They are all around just ask your little artist at home. We then drew a few wiggly lines of our own that swirled and curled from the top of the paper to bottom and from one side to the other. A frame was glued down on top of them in the center. The lines created new shapes inside the frame that we then colored inside of.
After looking at prints of Piet Mondrian and comparing the type of lines that he used to those that we used in our last project the students decided that they are totally different. In the last project we used lines that wiggle and swirl compared to Mondrian's lines that reminded us of Stiff straight soldiers and sleeping soldiers. He then used squares and rectangles with the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue. Each artist was given six black strips to glue down like stiff soldiers or sleeping soldiers. Squares of of the primary colors were then also glued down next to and along the black strips. At the end they then did a review sheet of the kinds of lines and shapes that Piet Mondrian used.