917 "C" Street
San Rafael, California 94901
Written by YIAStaff on February 15th, 2017
The Walker Rezaian Creative Hearts program allows kindergartens to develop a deep understanding of lines, shapes, colors, and friendship. In this early class, we work on fine motor control as we design sculptures of 3D lines complete with colorful bead patterns.
Students gain their first experience with observational drawing, which is a fundamental component of the program. They learn to look closely and document their work with their drawings.
This year, the Walker Rezaian project has expended to two sites! Thank you to our generous donors.
Students practice perseverance and fine motor control as they find beads for their sculpture
Lots of choices
Lines move off the page and into 3D
teachers have fun too.
The first step in observational drawing.
Observational drawing of a sculpture
Thinking about choices
Making sure the sticky “feet” stuck!
Students had to pay close attention to use some of the tiny beads.
Teachable moments were embraced: how do you share one bucket with a group of friends? What happens when two people want the same shiny bead?
Learning to look: we ask students to look closely as they make drawings of their sculptures.
Posted in: Artists In Schools
Tags: arts integration, friendship, lines, observational drawing, Suzanne Joyal, Visual Arts, Walker Rezaian Creative Hearts, Youth in Arts
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