Last time we made Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles in my 1st grade art class. Kandinsky had a neurological condition called Synesthesia which caused his visual cortex to be stimulated when is auditory cortex was. When he listened to music he literally saw colors which inspired his paintings. He named many of his paintings as if they were compositions.
🎵This class was fun! We listened to Kandinsky’s favorite composers and the kids loved it! 🎵
#artdocent #1stgradeart #kandinsky #concentriccircles
I decided to skip Valentine’s Day art and introduce the kids to Black History Month. I say “introduce” because only two students raised their hands when I asked, “Who has heard of Black History Month”. I read the Spider Weaver, and talked a bit about the importance of the Kente cloth. Today they drew their spider webs on transparency paper and filled in the spaces with line designs and patterns of their choosing. Afterwards, we attached their webs to their jungle painted backgrounds. Just add spiders and this project is complete! #firstgradeart #1stgradeart #thespiderweaver #kentecloth #blackhistorymonth #blackhistoryart
Had a snow day yesterday and will probably have one again tomorrow! In the spirit of the snow day, I give you sponge painted polar bears... they just need facial details and their printed winter hats and mittens. Can’t wait to see these when they’re done! 1st grade has been killin it! ❄️❄️❄️❄️ #artteachersofinstagram #artteacher #1stgradeart #elementaryart
I helped Ruby’s teacher with a class project called “Me on the Map” today. It involved teaching them to draw themselves and going beyond stick figures. My jaw was on the floor at how easily they picked up drawing lifelike figures! Ruby with fairy wings had me like 😍😍😍. #firstgradeart #1stgradeart #meonthemap