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Kindergarten Cupcakes

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We did a lot of Still Life images this month.For Kindergarten, we did cupcakes. I use Staonal marking crayons for K’s instead of sharpies.

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Staonal chunky black crayons are great for little hands and of course, hold up far better than a sharpie when used on a wet painting.

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I demoed how to draw cupcakes and  the different types of frosting tops. Then they chose to draw and paint one or more.

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I like to show my youngest students how to draw something but leave up the composition and images up to them. For me, this allows them to learn how to draw while giving them the freedom to create an image as they see it.

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I feel that this approach allows more creativity. I always tell them that they can follow along and draw what I draw or watch me first and then create their own.

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Year of the Monkey: Sock Monkey

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For Chinese New Year, we did a lot of Monkeys. This is what the Kindergarten students created.

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I brought in a few sock monkeys and we looked at others on the internet.

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We started with a guided drawing in black crayon and they painted them however they wanted to.

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Not bad for a 30 minute lesson!

 

Snowy Birdhouses

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I saw an image done by a professional artist of birdhouses in the snow and it was such a fun colorful image, I wanted to do something like it with my kindergarten students.

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We started with a guided drawing of one bird house. I showed them ways to add detail and encouraged them to use lots of color.

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They then could add more houses if they wanted to. They also could add birds and nests. When complete, they added dots of paint to represent snow.

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