Welcome to Kindergarten Art
with Jessie HouseIn the spacious and sun-filled art room, Kindergartners get their hands messy while immersing themselves in creative activities that develop their skills in numerous areas such as: spacial reasoning, innovative problem solving, critical and abstract thinking, and color theory. Throughout the school year, students revisit the core elements of artistic composition (line, shape, color, form, texture, value, and space) and the principles of design (repetition, emphasis, contrast, unity, and balance). Building on this foundation, they experiment with a wide variety of two and three-dimensional media in challenging and exciting multi-step art projects that encourage their unique interpretations. Lessons incorporate strong multicultural components to foster students’ abilities to place art production within historical and cultural contexts. As the year progresses, an exciting transformation unfolds in art students as they begin to see the world in a new way. Exposure to the arts, gaining a positive and healthy outlet through which they are able to express themselves uniquely, cultivates self-confidence, creative risk-taking, appreciation for cultural diversity, and aesthetic awareness.
Kindergarten Art Teacher
M.Ed., Cross-Cultural Education -- National University
M.F.A., Painting -- University of Wollongong, Australia
B.A., Studio Art -- University of Texas @Austin
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential -- CA
Visual Arts Teaching Credential -- CA