Art Area – Objectives for Children’s Learning
Objectives for Socio-Emotional Development
- Express feelings (selecting bright colors for a painting to match a playful mood).
- Learn to channel frustration and anger in a socially acceptable way (punching and pounding clay).
- Assert individuality (drawing a pumpkin that differs in color and design from the traditional).
- Experience pride (making a mobile that is hung in the classroom).
- Share and cooperate with others (working together on making a group mural).
Objectives for Cognitive Development
- Enhance creativity (combining materials and textures for a collage in a unique way).
- Develop an understanding of cause and effect (observing what happens when blue paint is added to yellow).
- Label shapes and objects (painting a yellow circle and calling it a “sun”).
- Solving problems (figuring out how to get a mobile to balance).
- Develop planning skills (determining which color finger paints to assemble before starting work).
Objectives for Physical Development
- Develop small muscle skills (coloring with markers).
- Refine eye-hand coordination (pouring tempera into an easel paint can).
- Learn directionality (painting a circle with one continuous brush stroke).