This art lesson for Kindergarten doubles as fine motor skill practice and introduces collage as an art technique. It focuses on line as an element of art, and the creation of shapes with lines. Students create non-representational designs or representational pictures out of lines they cut themselves. Cutting the line strips gives them a great deal of scissors practice before they start the art activity.
This is a two-step lesson that can be done as a station or center activity. The lines can be cut any time before starting the collage, even days or weeks ahead of time. Students pool their cuttings and are able to select exactly the colors, lengths, and thicknesses they need or want for their designs.
Included with this resource is an art reflection worksheet for emergent writers.
Multicolor Line Collage is bundled with four other lessons in Exploring Lines and Shapes.
This lesson includes the following:
- list of art concepts and skills addressed
- national visual arts standards information
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- suggestions for related read alouds
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- directions for art-making
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing student art
- suggestions for writing extensions
- photographs of student art work for reference
Also included in this resource:
• helpful tips for creating successful collages
• an art reflection worksheet designed to help students assess their own art work
This art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, artist behavior, and art analysis, and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of the lesson.
Because I teach in California, this lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
More art-making ideas and resources:
Art Lessons for Kindergarten
-- three literature based art lessons
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Motor Skills Task Cards
-- perfect for a hands-on center or independent choice time
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
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