Belmont Day students begin their studio visual art experiences in kindergarten where they explore a wide variety of materials and processes. As they discover the world of visual expression, students learn about artistic concepts such as color, shape, texture, contrast, form, and pattern. They draw, sculpt, paint, print, and combine materials to create two- and three-dimensional artworks. Self-expression and connections between visual art, nature, daily life, other artists, and cultures are explored as students design and develop their artworks.
Kindergarten artists construct their own sketchbooks in which they draw from observation and their imagination. Student art making experiences also include combining materials to create sculptures and collages, printing with shapes and lines to create images, creating soft and hard sculptures, painting to create imagery and designs, and learning about different artists and cultures.
Past kindergarten art projects include:
- mixed-media cityscapes (printing and watercolors)
- paper sculptures
- crayon relief imagery
- collage inspired by Henri Matisse
- wet felting
- clay pots