Preschool Art Show
I previously wrote about Harvest Feast at Joni’s Child Care. The other event that I enjoyed very much was the Art Show that the center put on each spring. Last year I wasn’t with the kids as they prepared because I was student teaching, but my substitute did a great job with the kids by helping them execute the works of art. Continue reading to see picures.
The Art Show is a time for the kids to express themselves in different medium as well as attempt to recreate different styles of famous artist. In the past I had kids paint dots with Q-tips to resemble Georges Seurat, paint a portrait of me in the style of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and splatter paint like Jackson Pollack. To get ideas, I first went to our local library and borrowed children’s art books. There was one in particular, I remember, that was about MOMA. I liked sharing that one with the kids and allowing them to explore the creation of different types of art.
It was very rewarding to allow the kids to express themselves while also working on skills and coordination. I would encourage the kids to look at a painting or subject, analyze the shapes and colors, and ask them to recreate it. As you can see, the kids added their own artistic eye to their works.
The following are pictures from my class’s art show last spring.