This is the art blog for Fayston Elementary School, located in the Mad River Valley in Central Vermont. This blog is updated frequently to showcase the artwork of Fayston's students and celebrate all things creative!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
To begin the year with the Kindergarten classes, I like to make sure the young artists have a complete understanding of the most basic art materials. We practice care and clean up and explore the different ways to use the materials. This helps students to become familiar with each of the tools before they are inundated with other directions. We set up crayons, markers, colored pencils and oil pastels on four different tables. I also included some stencils and pattern rubbing plates. We rotated through the fours stations so that each artist had a chance to explore all of the tools. Kindergarten artists were extremely productive and creative and definitely enjoyed the chance to draw whatever they wanted.