I thought we’d take a bit of a break from artists as I am feeling a bit burned out from so much driving to and from the Montessori school. The weather has been so nice that we are playing outside a lot and not doing as many structured things inside. For this week’s art lesson, I focused on lines (even though we talked about lines with our Wassily Kandinsky project, repetition is good) and we played with lines in our art project. I got the idea from Art Project for Kids, but combined two of her ideas to create this project.
It’s important to build an art vocabulary as that gives children something to look for when they look at art, so first we talked about different kinds of lines – wavy, straight, zigzag, diagonal, vertical, horizontal, etc – and I asked Bear to draw different lines in different directions on her paper and asked her to make sure that her lines crossed from one side of the paper to the other. This created sections that just begged to be filled in. First, I had her go over her pencil lines with the white glue. We had to exercise patience while the glue dried, and then she used chalk pastel to fill in the spaces, rubbing well to blend the colors. We talked about how the dried glue added texture as well.
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