In the month of February Rojo children explored art by using various techniques/objects and mediums. Children had hands on experience in mixing primary colors to learn about secondary colors and color shading. They also used various mediums of paints to create various textures. The activities involved marble painting, roller painting using tempera paints, watercolor and liquid colors, and easel painting.
We spent time learning and studying about a few artists and their art from all around the world at our circle time. We looked at Diego Rivera, a Mexican artist who painted in a variety of art mediums but was best known for his powerful murals depicting the history of Mexico and its people. Edward Hopper from New York used bright colors depicting urban living and the disruption of the nature. French painter Paul Gaugin used flat, simplified shapes outlined heavily in black to create symbolic paintings.
Children had fun celebrating Valentine's day in class. Thanks to Alisha (Sabrina's mom) for organizing a short activity for children in the morning followed by distribution of cards at circle. Also this month Rojo classroom had an opportunity to learn and make crepes from chef Reza (Ayla's dad). Thanks to Reza for donating his time to support children in learning culinary skills.
With the essence of spring arriving, in March we are looking forward to extend art to the outdoors. This month we are going to use various collectives from nature and explore our Science, Art and Nature trail! That being said we will also be conducting some simple, age appropriate science experiments to help children spark their ideas and understand and reason behind anything and everything!
El Salon Rojo Lead Teacher