We have been busy working this January on our big art project!
Our Art Unit focused on the study of colors. As we grow, we are learning many new things. We see lots of things in our environment and those things have COLORS.
We started identifying our colors in books. Morah showed us books with familiar object and showed us what each color was called. The more we looked at our books, the more we could find in our classroom and around school!
Everywhere we look there is color. We see RED in our lunchboxes and train set. We see ORANGE in our food, in our blocks. We see GREEN in the grass outside, and the paint on our art shelf. We see BLUE in in the sky and our water bottles. We see YELLOW in our yummy bananas in our snacks, and in our Legos. We see PURPLE in our books and in our sweaters.
We continued learning about colors through our art project. We each got our own plain, brown box. On each side, we painted a different color – red, orange, green, blue, yellow and purple.
We painted them in different ways. Some friends painted with slow, careful movements and some friends painted with quick, fast movements. We tried long, slow strokes. We tried short, quick strokes. We painted with small brushes and medium brushes. We also painted with big sponge brushes. Each movement and brush created a different effect and covered a certain amount of space
After the paint was dry, we added some more pieces to our boxes. We added some soft, flat, round, shiny, and rough pieces to the appropriate colors. This challenged our sorting skills, as well as our hand eye coordination. We used our pincer grips to pick up the small pieces and carefully placed them in the right colors. For some of the colors, we also started by gently tossing the pieces onto the box and seeing where and how they landed.
Art can also be interactive! With the color block Morah made, we played a fun game! We took turns “rolling” the block and waited for it to stop! We looked at the color that stopped on top and then we found an item in the classroom that matched that color! We found lots of things! We found Legos, trains, soft blocks, wood blocks, lunchboxes, shoes, and more!
We enjoyed having every one come to the Art Gallery Show to see all of our hard work!