The Art Book Page One, Primary Hands: Portfolio Assessment and Art Lessons for Kids: KinderArt ®
THE ART BOOK PAGE ONE
Written by: Maryanne Messier [Maryanne is a teacher from Janesville Wisconsin.]
Children will learn about the primary colors as they make primary color handprints.
This Art Book was created to help art educators by giving them another form of assessment. So many times we as art educators find it difficult to assess a child's progress when projects are sent home. By using portfolio assessment it is easier to judge a child's progress because you can see it from beginning to end.
What You Need:
- Black Marker
- Crayons (red, yellow, and blue)
- White Drawing paper 8 1/2 x 11
- Primary Hands Handout
What You Do:
► Go to Page Two (Blotter Bugs)
- Begin by talking about how there are only three main colors that make
up all the other colors in the world. Without them there would be no
colors. These three colors are red, yellow and blue. We also call
these colors the Primary Colors.
- After talking about these colors have students get their materials
for the lesson.
- Once the students are ready, hand out the white paper. The teacher
then goes around and traces both of the students hands on the white
paper. Then instructs the students that they can color their hands,
using only the primary colors. They need to color the whole paper.
- When they are completed coloring the teacher then instructs the
children to glue the white paper to a large piece of construction paper.
It can be any color (I use red paper for all the pages, this way the
students can identify the red paper is for the book and stays at
school). You can use any color you want. Once they have glued their
hands on the construction paper (leaving enough space on the right side
for the handout) you can give them the handout.
- They need to cut out the handout and then glue it to the right hand
side of the paper. While reading the handout the children will color in
the dots with the correct colors.
- The teacher then stamps the date on the back, the children write
their names on the back, and you are finished with page one.
Related Lessons and Resources:
► Primary Hands Handout
► The Art Book - Index
► Color the Snow
► Tasty Color Mixing
Teaching Art to Young Children ages 4-9
by Robert Barnes
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