Posts Tagged by figure
|March 8, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Kindergarten|
There’s a lot of research that demonstrates the value of painting in the development of young children. Tons of things go on in a kid’s brain when she swipes a brush through a color and uses it to represent something from her world, or her imagination. Color mixing in particular is a great brain bending exercise for youngsters that opens new and unexplored worlds. Teachers (and parents) often find that kids have so much fun mixing the paint that all you end up with is a bunch of mixed up paint, so many are reluctant to share this valuable exercise with the youngest of artists. My strategy is to limit the colors, so that whatever gets made will look great. Day 1 – white, red and yellow. Day 2 – white, blue and yellow. Day 3 – white blue and red. That way, the colors get to dry in between, the kid really gets to explore the variety of possibilities with each pair of primaries, and – well… the results look great!
|February 14, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Kindergarten|
See this guy? He’s the perfect example of what makes kid art awesome. Look at those arms. See how the artist represented the joints in the shoulders, elbows and wrists? Now how about that box shape below with the horizontal lines. I guessed those were ribs, but I had to ask the kid.
“Dat him’s kelton. See? Hawt inside.”
Please, kid. Draw with your beautiful intuition, observation and sensitivity for the rest of your life. Don’t succumb to the stick man. Never. Give in. To Stick Man.