First graders learned about the abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky. Students learned that abstract art is art that often includes lines, shapes, and color, but isn’t always an exact picture of something. Everyone can look at abstract art and see something different! Students first drew all different types lines with Sharpie. Then they used oil pastel to make shapes. Next they painted the background with watercolor. They then stamped various circle shapes using the bright colors, and lastly outlined in black to create emphasis. The first graders had three learning targets throughout this project:
I can color with control.
I can trace slowly and carefully and stay on the original lines.
I can paint using the technique demonstrated by the teacher.
They did a great job and they turned out beautiful!