Objective: Children will explore colors and shapes as they make a layered shape collage.‹ Return to Theme
Sight is one of the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Eyes see things such as images, shapes, and colors. Eyes also can help to identify order and depth, both of which allow images to appear three-dimensional. How far or close an object is (depth perception) also is determined by the eyes. The color of an image can also make it seem close or farther away.
Josef Albers was an American artist who was known for his paintings of colorful geometric shapes. In his studies, he explored not only the optical effects of color but also the expressive potential of color. His artwork includes a series of paintings with overlapping squares in different colors. They are meant to show how color can distort and alter forms, creating different effects.
These lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards ("CCSS"). The CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of the concepts and skills children are expected to learn and guide teachers to provide their students with opportunities to gain these important skills and foundational knowledge.
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There are currently no Common Core Standards for pre-k, but these lessons are aligned as closely as possible to capture the requirements and meet the goals of Common Core Standards. However, these lessons were neither reviewed or approved by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices or the Council of Chief State School Officers, which together are the owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards.