Art Education
Wattsburg Elementary Center
Art Instructor: Mrs. Rachel L Berlin
Class Time: 40 min.
Course Description:
Students explore color, line, shape and texture.
They learn about realistic and abstract art. They work with balance, pattern and
repetition. Students are introduced to art from different times and places.
Students learn about different cultures. Students also learn to draw basic shapes,
patterns, landscapes, faces, animals, and use a variety of art mediums. Students
work on their fine motor skills.
Art in Kindergarten is part of a sequential development of knowledge, concepts,
and skills. The course focuses upon expanding art knowledge through art history,
art appreciation, cultural influences, seasonal events, nature, exploration and art
~Students will discover and use the basic design elements of line, shape, color, and
~Students will explore color and acquire basic color knowledge of primary and
secondary colors.
~Students will have creative drawing and painting opportunities reflecting their
personal experiences and observations.
~Students will have opportunities to enhance fine motor skills (cutting, folding,
painting, drawing, & kneading) while exploring art making.
~Students will be introduced to the art of printmaking through rubbings.
~Students will be introduced to sculpture through the use of paper, clay and other
art materials.
~Students will learn about art from different cultures and events that happen
around the world: Chinese New Year, Japanese Art, Aboriginal Paintings, Art from
Africa & Native American Art.
Course Outline
A. Line, Shape & Pattern
1. Lines with Emotions=How different lines make us feel different ways.
2. Recognizing lines that surround us=Natural & Commercial
3. Naming shapes and where we see them=Shapes All Around Us
4. What is a pattern-How is it used? Why is it used?
B. Texture
1. What is texture? Where can we find it? How can we make it?
2. Texture Rubbings
C. Color (Primary & Secondary)
1. Identifying the primary colors
2. Identifying the secondary colors
3. Mixing paint colors
4. Art Appreciation-looking at artists who used primary or secondary colors.
D. Drawing & Painting
1. Figure, Object & Animal Drawings/Paintings
2. Watercolor Experience
3. Tempera Paint Experience
E. Art From Different Cultures
1. Chinese New Year
2. Asian Art
3. Navajo Indians
4. Aborigines
5. Art from Africa
F. Seasonal & Holiday Art
1. Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer
G. Collage
1. Cutting paper
2. Folding paper
3. Multi-Media
4. Decoupage
5. Crayon resist
H. Sculpture (Realistic & Abstract)
1. Clay
2. Craft Materials (Multi-Media)
3. Paper
Daily Class Participation & Behavior Marks (3, 2, 1)
Teacher Observations
Instructional Supplies
Construction Paper (Variety of Colors & White)
Oak Tag
Drawing Paper
Tissue Paper
Watercolor Paints
Tempera Paints
Acrylic Paints
Paint Brushes
Sponges (cut into squares)
Paper Plates
Lick n Stick Gummed Paper
Watercolor Markers
Crayola Markers
Colored Pencils
Rubbing Plates
Clay & Glazes
Small Brown Lunch Bags
Elmers Glue
Instructional Materials
Art Prints/Posters
Computer & Television
Video Productions
Books & Magazines
Models & Figurines
Cultural Artifacts

Kindergarten Art Syllabus