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Tales With Fine Art and Crafts: Art Appreciation.

Svetlana Khmelnitsky
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(296)
In this ongoing course, each week students will get acquainted with famous paintings by one new artist, listen to the story, play games, and create crafts.

Class experience

US Grade Pre-Kindergarten - 2
Beginner Level
Students will do the following: 
•	learn a few facts about artists
•	learn or review what artists do
•	learn or review what types of art are called still life, landscape, and portrait
•	name shapes and colors
•	consider how different paintings make them feel
•	practice their imagination and creativity
For Week 1 (In Goya's Kingdom)
Materials for Craft:
•	Play dough or modeling clay in different colors
•	Cardboard sheet about 7 x 9 inches (cut out from cookie box or cereal box) 
•	Jar lids like ones from jam, mayo, or peanut butter
•	Part of paper towel tube  or toilet paper about 2.5 inches tall
•	Small stickers
•	Scotch tape
•	Markers or crayons 
•	Glue
•	For warm season: 2-3 flowers like dandelions; for cold season: 2-3 medium size leaves or 1-2 cut short fir tree's (or pine tree's) branches

For Week 2 (Cat and Bird)
Materials for Craft:
1.	Cardboard sheet (cut out from cookie box or cereal box)
2.	Empty Kleenex tissue box (ANY shape)
3.	Scraps of construction or any other colorful paper
4.	Plastic bread bag clips (optional)
5.	Scissors
6.	Glue
7.	Markers 

For Week 3 (Van Gogh for Young Kids)
Materials for Craft:
1.	Cardboard sheet about 9 X 6 inches or a big PAPER plate
2.	White (or pink) playdough + green playdough
3.	A twig shaped like a small tree (without leaves)
4.	Markers
5.	Scissors
6.	Scotch tape

For Week 4 (Klimt's Paintings) 
Materials for Craft: 
1.	2 pages of white  paper
2.	Cut out face of a man and / or a woman about 2x2 inches (could be a cut out from a newspaper or magazine)
3.	Scraps of construction or any other colorful paper preferably in bright, shiny colors (even aluminum foil!)
4.	Scraps of wrapping or any other paper with patterns on it (colorful cut-outs from magazines work great too!)
5.	Sequins, confetti, glitter, or any other small sparkling and bright decorations (optional)
6	Pencil
7	Scissors
8.	Glue
9.	Markers 

For Week 5 (Monet's Paintings) 
Materials for Craft: 
•	Cardboard sheet (could be cut out from cereal box) about 7x9 inches
•	Blue and Green construction paper
•	Napkin OR Tissue Paper (preferably in one of the following colors: white, blue, pink or yellow)
•	Glue 
•	Small scissors
•	Scotch tape
•	Markers 

For Week 6 (Arcimboldo's Portraits)
Materials for Craft:
•	Cardboard about 10 X 10 inches
•	Pencil
•	2 - 4 short pine branches
•	1 big pinecone 
•	A few leaves or some blades of grass
•	2 acorn cupules (acorn “cups”)
•	Short twigs
•	Any other light weighted natural materials or leaved plants 
•	Playdough
•	Glue 
•	Scotch tape

For the craft portion of the class, parental help is required for younger students (ages 4-5) and recommended for older students (ages 6-7) due to the use of scissors.  
The stories are created by me (Svetlana Khmelnitsky)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(296)
I am a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia with bachelor degree in Psychology. Also, I studied Early Childhood Education in Israel and Ukraine. 

Before I started teaching on Outschool, I've being teaching creativity classes inspired by... 
Group Class


1x per week
55 min

Completed by 38 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-8
1-4 learners per class

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