Kindergarten Firebirds

2016-09-22-11-02-51Kindergarten students have been hearing firebird stories in art class!  The firebird is a magical bird that features in several Russian stories, including a ballet by Stravinsky.  We worked on using simple shapes to draw a firebird and color it with markers.  We then practiced our gluing skills by gluing the firebirds onto a frame and then collaging golden metallic paper onto our work.  Students used the gold to create golden apples (they make the firebird’s voice sound beautiful!), golden swords, golden eggs, and even fire surrounding the firebird.  One of the things we focus on in kindergarten is skill with materials — taking care of our art materials so they stay nice, using the right amounts, and keeping our artwork as neat as possible so that our viewers can focus on our creativity.  Some of the things we are working on include:

  • Capping markers when finished
  • Carrying scissors safely
  • Capping glue sticks when finished
  • Twisting out an appropriate amount of glue
  • Always applying glue to the back of the small thing, not the front of the big thing (my art room glue rule!)