transitional kindergarten art lessons

Lesson 1: We are family

lesson 3: Up, UP and Away

Lesson 2: Circle of Life

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Students use visual arts vocabulary to express their observations and create a Mary Cassatt inspired drawing.

Lesson 2: Circle of Life

lesson 3: Up, UP and Away

Lesson 2: Circle of Life

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The students will learn how to identify colors and visual patterns and then create a painting based on Wassily Kandinsky's abstract art.

lesson 3: Up, UP and Away

lesson 3: Up, UP and Away

Lesson 4: food self portrait

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Pixar and Disney's animated film Up helps teach the students to name and describe colors.

Lesson 4: food self portrait

Lesson 6 : the hungry catepillar

Lesson 4: food self portrait

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Guiseppe Arcimboldo's whimsical paintings are inspiration for the students to create their own food self portraits.

Lesson 5: The Jazz dancer

Lesson 6 : the hungry catepillar

Lesson 6 : the hungry catepillar

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Transitional Kindergartners will have fun making a 3D art project and painting inspired by Henri Matisse.

Lesson 6 : the hungry catepillar

Lesson 6 : the hungry catepillar

Lesson 6 : the hungry catepillar

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The students learn about how art is used to illustrate stories and then they will create a painting inspired by Eric Carle.

lesson 7: three musicians

lesson 7: three musicians

lesson 7: three musicians

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The students will use scraps of paper and markers to re-create The Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso.

lesson 8: the raccoon

lesson 7: three musicians

lesson 7: three musicians

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Learning about different careers in Art and Walt Disney's first animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

lesson 9: a piece of cake

lesson 7: three musicians

lesson 10: The cardboard hamburger

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Pop artists Wayne Thiebaud's whimsical paintings of food inspire the students to create a painting of a piece of cake.

lesson 10: The cardboard hamburger

lesson 10: The cardboard hamburger

lesson 10: The cardboard hamburger

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Students will discuss visual and tactile perception of the natural and human-made world.  

lesson 11: we love dancing

lesson 10: The cardboard hamburger

lesson 12: the old checkered house

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Keith Haring's paintings exhibit lots of motion and rhythm in his artwork.  The students will re-create one of his famous paintings.

lesson 12: the old checkered house

lesson 10: The cardboard hamburger

lesson 12: the old checkered house

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Folk artist Grandma Moses "old timey" paintings inspire the students to make a collage and pastel drawing of a house in the country.