Colors- Primary and Secondary colors, shades of color
Materials – What you make art out of (clay, fabric, beads, paper)
Tools – What is used to make art (i.e. brushes, crayons)
Types – Jewelry, culinary, clothing, architecture
Artists and techniques – watercolor, collage, etc.
Professions associated with art – painter, dancer, jeweler, photographer, illustrator, chef, etc.
Representational vs. Abstract art
Week #1: Colors and Tools
Week #2: Artists and Techniques/style
Week #3: Artists and techniques/styles
Week #4: Types
Week #1: March 14th, 2016
Monday 3/14 Colors
Group Time: Mixing colors to demonstrate primary and secondary colors, and shades by adding black and white.
Math/Science: Mixing colors in shaving cream
Art: Rainbow Stew
Tuesday 3/15 Colors
Group Time: Make a list of things that are the color of the rainbow
Math/Science: Seriate colors from lightest to darkest
Art: mixing watercolors in coffee filters
Wednesday 3/16 Tools
Group Time: Show and Tell about various tool. Play “What’s Missing?” with those tools.
Math/Science: Sort paint brushes, crayons, marker and pencils
Art: Texture stampers and ink pads
Thursday 3/17 Tools
Group Time: How many paint brushes in the jar? Have the children estimate and then count them together to find out.
Math/Science: Seriate paint brushes by size from shortest to tallest/thinnest to thickest
Art: Paint on different types of paper (Sandpaper, tinfoil, foam)
Group Time: Primary vs. Secondary Colors
Math/Science: Color Mixing
Art: Rainbow Toast
Week #2 and Week #3March 21stand March 28th
Jackson Pollack (splatter paint)
Group Time: Discuss who he was and his type of art. Point out that he painted standing up over his canvas on the ground. Show some of his works of art.
Math/Science: Experiment with splattering drops of liquid color from an eye dropper from various heights to see what size splats are made
Art: Splatter paint
George Seurat (dots)
Group Time: Show “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” and talk about his technique.
Math/ Science: Dot to Dots
Art: Create pictures using Seurat’s technique
Georgia O’Keefe (flowers)
Group Time: Discuss her type of painting of large colorful flowers. Show some of her works of art.
Math /Science: Flower Matching
Art: Paint big flowers like O’Keefe
Pablo Picasso (shapes, collage, abstract)
Group Time: Talk about the shapes he uses in his art and how his pictures are distorted. Discuss abstract vs. representational art.
Art: Projector Art
Group Time: Talk about his use of pastel colors/watercolor painting and painting nature (flowers and landscapes) Show some of his favorite works of art.
Math/Science: Matching artists
Art: Watercolor Painting
Vincent Van Gogh
Group Time: Compare/contrast “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers”
Math/Science: Patterning with stars
Art: Recreate own version of “Starry Night” or “Sunflowers” painting
Ansel Adams/Anne Geddes (photography)
Group Time: Discuss Adams’ use of landscape and black and white vs. Geddes’ use of portraits and people (babies and kids) and color.
Math/Science: Look at old camera and film/Look at books of Adams’ and Geddes’ pictures.
Art: Take a picture and develop it in color or black and white.
Alexander Calder (wire structures and mobiles)
Group Time: Read the book about him.
Art: Wire Sculptures using clay base, pipe cleaners, wire and paperclips
Frank Lloyd Wright (Architecture)
Group Time: Discuss the history of coming to Chicago and his style of building house vertically.
Math/Science: Look at a book with his homes in it
Art: Horizontal structures with mini blocks
Ludwig Beethoven (music)
Group Time: Talk about how he composed music and played the piano from the age of 3 and that he was deaf. Play some of his music and label it as classical music.
Math/Science: Show some music sheets with the notes in it.
Art: Writing music notes on blank music sheets
Week #4: April 4th , 2016
Group Time: Show different types of Jewelry (necklace, bracelet, watch, ring, earrings, broach). Discuss what Jewelry is made of (wire, beads, string, shells) and tools to make it. Point out where on our body we wear jewelry.
Math/Science: Pop beads
Art: Noodle Necklaces
Group Time: Watch a part of a ballet. Watch a part of Cirque de Solei. Discuss the various performers/professions (acrobats, dancers, musicians, etc)
Math/Science: Observe real ballet and tap shoes
Art: Dance Class
Group Time: Discuss the presentation of food.. should be colorful, tasteful, etc. Look at the book How Are you Peeling? and talk about how food can be art.
Math/Science: Make a pizza by adding topping to a felt pizza
Art: Make Fruit Kabobs (red/strawberries, orange/cantaloupe, yellow/banana, green/kiwi, blue/blueberries)
Group Time: Show a clip from a fashion show. Talk about how clothes are designed (drawn) and then someone sews fabric together to make a piece of clothing that you buy and wear. Identify different types of clothing and fabrics. Provide clothing and have the children do a fashion show.
Math/Science: Paper dolls
Art: Collage of Fabrics