Kindergarten explores painting with Eric Carle in mind

The Kindergarteners have started to read some Eric Carle books — colorful stories with illustrations by the author.  As Eric Carle does, the students are beginning to experiment – to play – with a variety of tools and paints in preparation for using their painted creations to make collage pictures.  Lately, the students used paintbrushes, palette knives, forks, sticks, steel wool, corrugated paper, and their fingers to manipulate and mix the paint on their papers.  Concurrently, the students are learning to care for their art tools and materials, to be independent in preparing to paint and in cleaning up their work area afterwords, and to talk about their ideas and their explorations.

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