Seasons of Moab
By HMK Kindergarten
Helen M. Knight Elementary School
You can count them one, two, three, four
There are four seasons, there are no more!
Each one has it’s own special treat
You’ll see it in our art, it’s really neat!
We all picked a special one
To paint and draw, lot’s of fun!
So look and listen, and sit back
Our art is great and that’s a fact!
To draw the arctic fox
We traveled to the north
With blue paper and white pencil
We brought this animal forth
Drawing Arctic Fox coincided with the
winter curriculum of habitat and
Kindergarten children require drawing
from life (or photo) skills in order to
excel in all areas . As a class we
reviewed several photos that would
have us learn about NEAR and THE
OTHER SIDE legs, fins or wings.
To simplify we drew with white pencil
on blue (ice or snow) paper.
This was a guided drawing with the
children being asked to see and
discuss shapes and line of each animal
part before we drew them.
Spring Rain presented the opportunity
to work with the wet on wet technique
of watercolor and the understanding
that water will go where it wants to go.
To work with watercolor you must give
up your sense of having total control
and WORK WITH the water.
We often state that the artist works with
the brush, the paper, and the color to
make a painting like this. Each of the
elements has something to say!
Summer Cactus invited the children to
repeat shapes for cactus pads and
then to carefully blend the select
colors inside their shape.
Cacti buds and flowers were painted
with use of a special tool – a Q-tip!
It was tipped in paint and then rolled
or dabbed on the paper for effect!
Fall Aspens introduced us to the
concept of the PAINTER’S PALETTE.
Each artist, including nature it seems,
carefully chooses the colors she wants
to WORK WITH. The smart artist steps
back at some point and lets the colors
do their work!
We also used WHITE OIL PASTEL to
first make the aspen trunks, knowing
that painting over them with color
would reveal them and give them their
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto No. 1 In E Major, Allegro
From The Four Seasons
performed by the
Jacques Loussier Trio
With thanks to the Kindergarten teachers
Art Instruction & Slide Show by
Art Coach Bruce Hucko
HMK Elementary School
We are proud to be a
Beverley Taylor Sorenson – Arts Learning Program School