Welcome back to the school, friends! After a summer filled with travel, art-making and lots of time to relax, it feels great to be back in the PK Studio and kicking off year 5! I’m so excited to continue to work with PK4’s and to begin working with the new PK3’s this year.
During the first 3 weeks of school, I joined children in their classrooms and introduced materials at their art centers. We worked with crayons, oil pastels and finally… tempera paint. I also introduced Studio Sketchbooks for the first time, which will help compile all of their art work from the beginning of the year. They will take their sketchbooks home at the first conference day! Next week, children will begin coming to the Studio for art groups… and I’m beyond excited 🙂 Below is a snapshot of the beginning of the year work in their sketchbooks… enjoy!
Friends have used oil pastels, crayons and markers to begin illustrating stories and sharing their interests with myself and their peers. Children enjoyed smudging and rolling the oil pastels, especially because they can be a little bit messy 🙂
Kimi: This says K-I-M-I. It’s my book!
Samantha: This is not Josie’s? This is mine? This is my notebook? It’s not Josie’s, it’s mine? My sketchbook?
Dafnee: Like your sketchbook? Now I have one!
Brandon: I don’t like the paper on the crayons. I got to see all the colors. I need to put the paper in the trash. Now everyone can see the colors!
Isabella: When you drag pastels on the side it looks like a rainbow. I love being here at the art table. It’s so relaxing.
Amal: When you blow on it, the oil pastel doesn’t go away.
Jax: Pastels make your hands dirty like a monster. I want to keep drawing.
Torin: My fingers got messy too. Just like Drew!
Elliott: Hear that scratching sound? That’s called rubbing.
Aurora: It feels good. They roll. I can roll it fast.
Frances: I miss crayons, but these pastels are funny.
Eva: Julia’s hands turned green like an ogre.
Belen: Messy, messy, silly messy. I love doing messy.
Siah: What should you call this color? I’ll call it rainbow water!
Throughout the week, we have been using different sized brushes to paint with tempera. Children also practiced putting on smocks to protect their clothes. Friends mixed colors in their sketchbooks and are really excited to have paint open at their easels soon!
Kaleb: The smock is covered in red paint because I have red paint on my hand.
Gionni: Did you know blue and yellow makes green.
Jax: Yellow, yellow, who do you see? I see pink looking at me! Pink, pink, who do you see? I see red looking at me!
Luca: The purple paint covers the brush like magic.
Isaac: What do you think of my painting? It’s footprints!
Amen: When this fat brush goes in the yellow, it turns to brown. I want to show all of my family.
Torin: Blue and yellow made a green person. Guys look, it’s so mixed up.
Nazeer: I spin the red in yellow. It’s orange!