For example, our first vocabulary word is “line.” Turns out it’s hard to define … especially for little ones.
The line is our first element of art (see my last blog), so it makes sense to define it. I tried “a mark on a surface.” Well, “surface” is another unfamiliar word. So I took to the Internet to look for a usable definition that didn’t include other strange words.
The artist Paul Klee came to my rescue. He said, “A line is a dot that takes a walk.” Perfect!!!
Up it went on the art word wall, and onto our feet we jumped. We were dots, all of us. We dots took a walk … and had a lot of fun doing it!
If you have any easy-to-understand definitions for art words, please share. I’m on the lookout for definitions that preschoolers through 2nd graders will understand. Have a blessed – and art-filled – day!!!!