In our first unit of inquiry, the Kindergarten students have been looking at the concept of Change and how personal journeys show the way that people change and can lead to new opportunities. We are looking at how our artwork changes and grows over time, from ELC last year, to Kindergarten this year, and on to Grade 1 next year.
In the artistic journey that these young artists have begun, they have
- drawn & painted their own self-portraits from observation
- observed and discussed different artists’ self-portraits
- experimented with a variety of lines, shapes, colors, tools, materials, and processes in creating personal 3-D crowns
- begun making choices about artworks based on personal preferences and interests.
We aim to enjoy experiencing artworks, to show curiosity and ask questions about them, and to realize that our artwork has meaning.
At the same time, the students are becoming familiar with the elementary school art studio, learning what and where our materials and tools are, and practicing being responsible, cooperative classmates in storing artwork properly and cleaning up our workspaces.