Cedarcrest: Art-Tastic Fun!

Hania Souleiman, B.A.S.E. Daycare Animator

My approach to the Art-tastic class is to introduce students to different artists every week and to plan an art activity inspired by the artist of the week. I choose an artist based on their colourful palette, their expressive forms and whimsical lines, to which young children can relate. Joan Miro’s paintings are a beautiful reflection of these elements.

We talk about the chosen artist’s life and their artworks. On Monday, November 9, 2015, I showed the students Miro’s paintings and asked them to come up with their own version, which they enthusiastically agreed to.

First, they had to come up with a rough sketch on newsprint, then they copied their drawings on to a 4″ x 6″ piece of bristol board using a pencil. After that, they used crayons to retrace their lines and finally added colours using watercolour tempera cakes.

About Daycare Matters

With this blog, daycare staff, students and parents will get to see and share the wonderful things that go on in the EMSB Before and After School Enriched Daycare programs, from creative arts, physical activities and media making, to environmental projects and more!
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