Kindergarten students do not have formal art instruction in the Art Classroom.....BUT, they are able to experiment with art concepts in the STEAM Kindergarten program. Here are also a few ideas you can work on with your kindergartener to prepare them for the Art Classroom next year!
Demonstrate and practice a variety of lines. Encourage your child to use the entire space on the paper. Ask about his/her ideas and listen to the explanations of the drawing.
Encourage smooth and even coloring. Talk about how to use different kinds of pressure on the crayon. For example, light pressure will give you a light value of the color, hard pressure will give you a dark value. Encourage your student to practice the fine motor skill of "staying in the lines".....BUT relax....this will come with time.
Demonstrate and practice even and controlled cutting. Start with cutting on straight lined paper. Once that is mastered, try cutting out drawings or pictures from a coloring book or magazine.