Shape Paintings

Shapes are another important art element that artists use in their work. For this project students will look at examples of abstract artwork that is made up entirely of basic shapes like circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. After identifying these shapes in the artwork, students will use thick, black crayons to create their own geometric shape compositions. Kindergarten students will be encourages to include overlapping shapes in their projects as well, as well as experiment with creating different sizes of these geometric shapes.  Once their designs are complete, students will use watercolors to add color to their projects. 

How can I talk about my child’s collage project?

Here are some helpful questions to get the conversation started at home:

  1. What kinds of shapes did you use in this painting?

  2. Did you make all your shapes the same size or did you use different sizes?

  3. What did you learn about painting?