Making connections with our art is an important goal in our classroom, and Language Arts is one of my favorite ways to connect. In first grade, we like to find nouns in art, and they are so proud that they know what nouns are when I ask. We do a little activity that explains how portraits, landscapes, and still lifes are like the nouns of art - people, places, and things. After the warm-up worksheet, we dive into the real works.
You can find my worksheet right here on TpT.
We started with things/still life. We painted papers with primary colors and then mixed secondary colors, and cut these into shapes for our Apple Still Lifes.
Portraits - We are about to start self-portraits, but we have already completed some adorable pet portraits seen in an earlier post - here is a reminder: