Kindergarten has been learning about the work of illustrator Ezra Jack Keats. We read and then examined the pictures in his book “Regards to the Man on the Moon” and then the students created their own rockets.
It is color week in the Kindergarten classrooms. In the art room, Kindergarten has been learning about Leo Lionni. To tie into both of these we read “Little Blue & Little Yellow” by Leo Lionni together yesterday and then we saw what colors we could make by “hugging” balls of play dough together. There were squeals of delight as I heard kids yelling out the colors they were able to make. Once they had filled their color wheel, they had to figure out the mystery color. They took a little piece of every color and mixed it together to see what color it would make.
Kindergarten will be spending the year learning about illustrators. They began by learning about Eric Carle and how he makes the illustrations for his books. Last week they painted designs on tissue paper.
Then we cut the tissue they made into a variety of shapes and this week they used the shapes to make collage animals or bugs.
kindergarten will be learning all about illustrators this year. We began the year by looking at Eric Carle’s illustrations and talking about what collage is. They also learned that Eric paints designs on tissue paper and then cuts those up and uses them to make the collages for his illustrations. They spent their first day in the art room this year painting designs on tissue paper. They tried really hard to not paint a picture because they know we are going to cut these paintings up to use for collages. Here are some of their painted tissue papers. I’ll update later with pictures of their finish collages when they make them.