This was the first major project of the year for kindergarten and it covered all the basics...lines, drawing, painting, and color. Day one they watched a line video, practiced drawing the lines they saw, and even learned some new lines.
On Day two they were introduced to black tempera paint and general painting procedures and painted lines on their paper. The first painting was completely guided where they copied my exact lines. The second painting was their choice and they could paint lines in different ways and directions.
Day three was an introduction to Tempera Block paint and color. They were encouraged to paint inside the sections and to show good craftsmanship. This day was all about cleaning brushes and keeping the paints from getting too watered down.