Presentation on theme: "Guiding Art, Block building, and Sensory Experiences"— Presentation transcript:
1 Guiding Art, Block building, and Sensory Experiences I can explain how art experiences promote physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growthI can describe techniques for guiding art experiencesI can list the stages of art skill development.I can compile a list of art supplies needed for a well stocked classroom.I can plan a variety of art, block building, sensory, and woodworking activities suitable for young children.
2 The importance of art Through art experiences children to: Express feelingsDevelop creativityRespect the property and work of othersExplore possibilities by finding new ways of using materialsUse a variety of toolsMix materialsBecome aware of color, texture, line, and formBuild problem-solving skills
3 The importance of artLearning opportunity to think, plan, and express their ideasPromotes: physical, cognitive, social, emotional growth
4 Physical GrowthImprove fine motor skills through, painting, coloring, scribbling, drawingPlay dough works hands muscles and they learn to control their fingers.Fosters motor and hand eye coordination
5 Social Growth Responsibility- art work , clothing Share – crayons, paint, etc.Respect the property of othersLearn to value the work of others
6 Emotional Growth Express Emotions Angry Choose activity- hmm what will I paintThrough art children learn to communicate and express their feelings through different mediums.
7 Cognitive GrowthBy exploring , experimenting, and problem solving with a variety of materials and tools they are growing cognitively.They color, size, texture, and shapeThey learn skills like cutting, and drawing.Cutting takes things apart. Tape or glue puts things back together.Visual and tactile skills are learned
8 Techniques for Guiding Art Experiences Provide various art materialsAllow for opportunities to createAllow children to express feelingsGive them enough timeAllow them to experiment with colors and materialsExperiences should involve all the senses: smell, sight, taste, touch, hearing
9 Techniques for Guiding Art Experiences Teachers are helpers, not intrudersStart art activities by introducing the supplies and tools available for the day.Observe children during art experiences, refrain from asking what they are doing.Could be just experimenting with the toolsMay lack the language skills to express
10 Techniques for Guiding Art Experiences Focus on the processMake them feel successful and confidentLet them decide when the work is finishedDon’t urge them to fill up all the spacePraise all children’s work, avoid singling out one child’sDisplay the work – children feel valued
11 Commenting on Children’s Art Focus is on the Process You’re using a purple crayonYour work has interesting linesWhat a nice yellow star you are makingYou must really like the color green
12 Techniques for Guiding Art Experiences Color is not important in preschool children’s artworkNo relationship between the colors chosen and the objectThey choose colors they like opposed to real life
13 Yellow Blue Orange Green Brown White Black Color preferences Beutiful UglyYellowBlueOrangeGreenBrownWhiteBlack
14 Stages of Art Skill Development ScribblesBasic Forms15 month to 3 yearsMotor skills and eye hand coordination not well developedZigzags, whirls, and circlesLines are not connected3 and 4 year oldsOvals, rectangles, and circlesMore control over movementsName their drawings and start making connections with techniques
15 Stages of Art Skill Development First Drawings4 and 5 year oldsFirst real drawingsMimic their view of the worldCombine shapes to make objects or peopleLater they will add, trees, houses, cars, boats to their drawings.
16 Tempera PaintBuy tempera paint in a liquid or powder form.
23 Molding Play dough and clay Children enjoy the tactile experience Stimulates imagination and freedom to change their mindAccessories to use with play dough – cookie cutters, rolling pins
24 Molding Two year – pull, beat, push, and squeeze the play dough Three year – make balls, and snake shapesFour year – more complex formsFive – may announce what they are going to make before they make it
25 Refrigerated Playdough 1 cup Salt2 Cup Flour1 Cup water3 Tablespoons OilFood Coloring
26 Characteristics Clay Play dough Purchase in red or white Red will stain clothes so most teachers prefer whiteStore in a plastic bag, garbage pail.Vinyl tablecloth for easier clean upSofter texture then clayPlay dough can be scentedAdd different textured items to the the playdough such as rice, cornmeal , sand , oats
27 CuttingCollagesTime and supplies to cut dailyCut in straight lines at firstScissors should have rounded tipsUse construction paper or wrapping paperPaper FlowerSelection of material mounted on a flat surfaceIntroduces contrasting colors and texturesYounger children will paste materials on top of each otherMake sure materials are appropriate for young children.
28 Block building The most popular center Large and small muscles Improve eye hand coordinationStrengthening musclesLearning new concepts and skills