Friday, December 20, 2013

Mouse Paint

Kindergarten Art Lesson
2 Class Periods

Mouse Paint, Kindergarten Art Lesson
Day 1:
As a class we examined the color wheel.  Students were shown how to use the wheel to find out how to create secondary colors.  Students learned that the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) are the most important colors in the art room, for they create all the other colors.

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh was read to the class.

Students were given a large piece of paper and 4 pieces of colored construction paper (2 red, 1 yellow and 1 blue).  The colored construction paper was glued onto the paper creating three "pens" for their mice.  The red pieces are to be glued on the outside edge of the paper.

Using follow along instruction, students were guided on how to create their mice.
Students drawing mice.

Mice were outlined with a sharpie marker.

Day 2:
To help students review White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker was read to the students.

Students were then instructed on how to mix the primary colors to create secondary colors.  Students used their colored construction paper bars for reference on where to paint each secondary color.  For example, the mouse in the "pen" with the yellow and blue bars would be painted green, since blue and yellow when mixed create green.

Painting mice.

Students were taught to dip the darker color into the lighter color when mixing paint, how to properly clean their brush between color changes and proper care of their palettes and brushes on overall clean up.

Examples of Student Work:


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