In all 3 kindergarten sections we have started talking about some Big Ideas. Today in the AMK class our focus was understanding that:
Line and shape are the foundation of drawing.
Artists use and maintain a variety of drawing tools.
We spent some time talking about what exactly a line is. It was hard to define at first, but we realized that a line is a mark that can make up the letters we write, or the pictures we draw.
We use lines to make shapes which make up the details of our drawings or paintings.
After our conversation about what line is, we set to work exploring some materials, learning some new lines, and practicing drawing many types of line.
I think the most exciting part of the lesson for the AMK students was when I drew my lines on the Smartboard along with them.
If they haven’t shown you the lines the learned to draw yet, make sure to ask them!
Massachusetts Art Curriculum Frameworks
1.1 Use a variety of materials and media, and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects.
- 1.2 Create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) media.
- 1.3 Learn and use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques.
- 1.4 Learn to take care of materials and tools and to use them safely.
2.2 For line, explore the use of line in 2D and 3D works. Identify a wide variety of types of lines in the environment and in artwork.
4.3 As a class, develop and use criteria for informal classroom discussions about art.
5.1 In the course of making and viewing art, learn ways of discussing it, such as by making a list of all of the images seen in an artwork (visual inventory); and identifying kinds of color, line, texture, shapes, and forms in the work.