Week 1: Nature Collage
Collect leaves, flowers, and other natural materials to create a collage, exploring shapes, colors, and textures found in nature.
Week 2: Storybook Illustration
Choose a favorite storybook and create illustrations that bring the characters and scenes to life, using drawing or painting techniques.
Week 3: Musical Instruments
Design and construct simple musical instruments using recycled materials, such as cardboard tubes or bottle caps, and experiment with different sounds they can produce.
Week 4: Puppet Show
Create hand puppets using socks or paper bags, and put on a puppet show with classmates, showcasing imaginative storytelling and character development.
Week 5: Clay Sculptures
Learn basic clay sculpting techniques and create sculptures of animals, plants, or objects, focusing on form, texture, and details.
Week 6: Dance Exploration
Explore different dance styles, such as ballet, hip-hop, or traditional folk dances, and learn basic steps and movements while expressing creativity through dance.
Week 7: Mask Making
Design and decorate masks using paper, feathers, and other craft materials, exploring different shapes and patterns to create unique characters.
Week 8: Still Life Drawing
Set up a still life arrangement with objects like fruits or toys, and practice observational drawing skills by sketching the objects with attention to detail.
Week 9: Paper Collage
Create a collage using colored paper, magazines, and scissors, exploring patterns, textures, and composition to create a visually interesting artwork.
Week 10: Music and Movement
Explore the connection between music and movement, using rhythm instruments or body percussion to create unique dances or movement sequences.
Week 11: Printmaking
Experiment with basic printmaking techniques, such as stamping or stenciling, to create multiple copies of artwork while exploring different patterns and textures.
Week 12: Shadow Puppetry
Design and create shadow puppets using paper or cardboard, and perform a shadow puppet show, exploring storytelling and light and shadow effects.
Week 13: Watercolor Landscapes
Learn watercolor techniques and paint landscapes inspired by nature, focusing on color blending, composition, and capturing the essence of a scene.
Week 14: Collage Portraits
Create mixed-media portraits using magazine cutouts, colored paper, and markers, exploring different facial features and expressions.
Week 15: Drama and Improvisation
Engage in dramatic play and improvisation activities, creating and performing short skits or scenes with classmates, developing creativity and teamwork skills.
Week 16: Recycled Art
Transform recycled materials, such as plastic bottles or cardboard boxes, into unique sculptures or installations, promoting environmental awareness and creativity.
Week 17: Storytelling through Photography
Learn basic photography techniques and capture images that tell a story, exploring composition, perspective, and visual storytelling.
Week 18: Paper Mache Creations
Create three-dimensional sculptures using paper mache techniques, experimenting with different forms and textures while developing fine motor skills.
Week 19: Music Appreciation
Listen to different genres of music and discuss how music can evoke emotions and tell stories, creating artwork inspired by the music listened to.
Week 20: Abstract Painting
Experiment with abstract painting techniques, using bold colors, lines, and shapes to create expressive and non-representational artworks.
Week 21: Textile Art
Explore fabric and textile art techniques, such as weaving, stitching, or fabric painting, to create unique textiles or small fabric artworks.
Week 22: Clay Tile Design
Design and decorate clay tiles, exploring patterns, textures, and colors while learning about different cultures’ tile traditions.
Week 23: Paper Quilling
Learn the art of paper quilling, creating intricate designs using rolled paper strips to make decorative cards or framed artworks.
Week 24: Storyboard Creation
Develop storytelling skills by creating a storyboard for a short narrative, using drawings or pictures to sequence the story’s events.
Week 25: Photography Portraits
Explore portrait photography techniques, taking expressive photos of classmates or family members, focusing on composition and capturing personalities.
Week 26: Mixed Media Collage
Combine various materials like fabric, paper, and found objects to create mixed media collages, exploring texture, layering, and visual storytelling.
Week 27: Creative Writing and Illustration
Write and illustrate a short story or poem, bringing the words to life with vibrant and imaginative illustrations.
Week 28: Sculpting with Recyclables
Use recycled materials like cardboard, plastic bottles, or egg cartons to create three-dimensional sculptures, exploring different techniques and forms.
Week 29: Musical Rhythms
Experiment with different rhythm instruments, such as drums or shakers, and create rhythmic patterns and compositions as a group.
Week 30: Landscape Painting
Explore different painting techniques, such as acrylic or tempera, to create landscape paintings, capturing the beauty of nature and experimenting with color.
Week 31: Collage Self-Portraits
Create self-portraits using mixed-media collage techniques, incorporating photographs, magazine cutouts, and personal objects to represent identity.
Week 32: Theater Performance
Collaborate with classmates to create and perform a short theater piece, exploring storytelling, character development, and stage presence.
Week 33: Digital Art
Learn basic digital art techniques using drawing software or apps, creating digital illustrations or exploring digital painting methods.
Week 34: Mural Painting
Collaborate as a class to design and paint a mural on a large canvas or wall, exploring themes or ideas that are important to the students.
Week 35: Exploring Light and Shadow
Experiment with light and shadow using flashlights or projectors, creating shadow play or exploring how light affects different objects and surfaces.
Week 36: Portfolio Showcase
Reflect on the projects completed throughout the year and curate a portfolio showcasing the students’ best artworks, presenting them in a creative and organized manner.
These art projects aim to engage grade 1 students in various artistic mediums, foster creativity, and develop their artistic skills and appreciation for the arts.