Monday, February 18, 2013

Lovely Love Birds

Kindergarteners loved making their love birds with many hearts. Many learned for the first time how to draw a heart. When repeating the hearts they also created rhythm a principle of design.  They made a connection to rhythm in music and the rhythm of their heart beat.   They were encouraged to try to color each touching shape with a different color.  They looked at the color-wheel and tried combining some related colors (colors next to one another on the color-wheel) to make new colors with watercolor crayons. They loved experiencing these new materials that turn to paint when brushed over with water.  Some experimented more then others with color combinations and in the end there was some great variety.  They also discovered later that water-based markers also turn to paint when they brushed water over their love notes written in the background sky.

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