Colorful Chameleon Paintings: based on the book “A Color of His Own” by Leo Lionni (1st grade)

To begin this watercolor painting unit, we read the book “A Color of His Own” by Leo Lionni. We then sketched and sharpie outlined our own chameleons inspired by the story. Finally, we painted our drawings with watercolor paints.


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Dot Day! Kindergarten & 1st

This painting lesson centered around “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. Through the stories protagonist Vashti, students learned about the importance of experimentation in art-making. After the book reading, we sketched our own dots and colored them in with tempera paint sticks.

Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles: 2nd 

In this watercolor unit, 2nd and 3rd grade students studied the abstract paintings of Kandinsky. We learned about his career as an abstract painter and how he used music to inspire his paintings.