This year we are using Montessori style art trays in PreK and Kindergarten. I have 20 some trays in the room, each with an art activity for a child to do. Children may choose from painting, constructing, drawing, printing, fiber and collage activities.
Trays change with seasonal, holiday and special event-related items. Every month or so I also have a center that children can choose that represents a skill or exercise we can learn, or a special activity. Last month Kindergarten had an art history lesson where we painted in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe. In October, children make colorful, blended watercolor leaves or they can print leaves with paint.
Our artists of the week:
Kayla’s collage cat incorporates drawing, collage, and good color choices: