HKIS Home Learning Portal: Weeks 1 – 6

Teaching Art

Ms. London, and I have created content to use at home with our Lower Primary Learners (HI HKIS DRAGONS!) This post will provide Home Learning Activities for students ages 4 to 5 (Reception 1), 5 to 6 (Reception 2), 6 to 7 (Grade 1) and 7 to 8 (Grade 2). The content below provides one art activity per week per grade level/age group. More Little Art Lessons for at-home use are also available on my Youtube Channel for additional art activities and experiences. Note that these videos and activities can also be used by anyone so feel free to share with other parents, families and other little artists!

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Hi Artists! Ms. London and I miss you!

Ms. London and I would love to see artwork that artists are creating at home! Whether it is a photo you snapped during the process or a photo of your final finished artwork, SHARE IT WITH US! Simply click the button below which will take you to a Google Drive Folder where you can upload photos of artwork. Please label the file with your little artists’ first and last name and put it in the correct grade level to help us sty organised. Looking forward to seeing your amazing artwork, artists!

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Grade 2: Self Portraits – Lesson 1: The Selfie

This lesson is to introduce the art vocabulary term, Self-Portrait, in a fun and relatable way for our Grade 2 learners.

Grade 2: Portraiture – Lesson 2: Self-Portrait Drawing

In Lesson 2, students will create a Self-Portrait drawing of their likeness! Using some step-by-step resources and drawing guides, students can draw a cartoon-like emoji of them themselves! Don’t stop at one, draw two or three and experiment with different hair styles, expressions and accessories!

Simple Self-Portrait Drawing Guide

Expressions & Emotions Drawing Reference

Grade 2: Portraiture – Lesson 3: Color

In Lesson 3, students will add color to their Self-Portraits! Using basic materials at home, add color to provide more information about themselves!

Grade 2: Portraiture – Lesson 4: Collage

In Lesson 4, students will add collage items to their Self-Portraits! Using images and text cut from old magazines and newspapers, students can add more information about themselves using different imagery and text.

Grade 2: Portraiture – Lesson 5: Portraits

In Lesson 5, students will use what they have learned in previous lessons and create a Portrait which is a drawing or artwork portraying someone else! Using the same materials and drawing guide, students can create a portrait of a family member, role model or even the family pet!

Simple Portrait Drawing Guide

Expressions & Emotions Drawing Reference

Grade 2: Portraiture – Lesson 6: Assessment

This week’s assessment is to show Ms. London and I what you have learned on Portraiture! Click the button below to take a  fun and short online quiz, testing you on what you have learned over the last 5 weeks of hoe learning in art!

Grade 2 Assessment


Grade 1: Where do Artists Get there Ideas!? – Lesson 1: Observational Drawing

Grade 1 learners are introduced to the artwork of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao as well as learning different ways artists generate and gather ideas for their own art making. This lesson focuses on observational drawing as a way to gather ideas for art making like Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao.

Grade 1: Where do Artists Get there Ideas!? – Lesson 2: Draw from your Imagination

For Grade 1’s second lesson, students will use their ingredients of art, The Elements of Art, Line, Shape and color to build pattern to take their plant from the real world to the surreal world!

Grade 1: Where do Artists Get there Ideas!? – Lesson 3: Sculpture_Play Dough

For Grade 1’s third lesson, students will use some other ingredients in the kitchen with Ms. London to make play dough! This lesson also introduces the art vocabulary and actions for Sculpture, 3D & 2D. Students will later use the play dough as a sculpting material to create playful plays.

Grade 1: Where do Artists Get there Ideas!? – Lesson 4: Sculpture_Hand Building

For Grade 1’s fourth lesson, students can use the play dough they made in Lesson 3 or another sculpting materials to practice hand-building techniques in preparation of creating their playful plant in next weeks lesson!

Hand Building Worksheet

Grade 1: Where do Artists Get there Ideas!? – Lesson 5: Playful Plants & Cacti

For Grade 1’s fifth lesson, students will use either the play dough they made or another sculpting material to create a playful plant or cacti! Note that the examples in the video are what students have created years prior using air dry clay and acrylic paint to paint designs once dried. Depending on the materials you have, the clay can be painted or simply made over and over again using play dough – it’s up to you!

Grade 1: Where do Artists Get there Ideas!? – Lesson 6: Assessment

This week’s assessment is to show Ms. London and I what you have learned! Click the button below to take a fun and short online quiz, testing you on what you have learned over the last 5 weeks of home learning in art!

Grade 1 Assessment


Reception 2: Looking Like an Artist – Lesson 1: Hong Kong Buildings_Drawing

In the classroom Reception 2 students are learning about the city in which they live, Hong Kong! They are connecting their learning to art by practicing building from observation and resources. In this lesson students practice drawing iconic building within the city and/or buildings they see around them!

Reception 2: Looking Like an Artist – Lesson 2: Hong Kong Buildings_Tracing

For Reception 2’s second lesson, students will trace their drawings with black marker. This is a great way to help practice fine motor control and mindfulness. Use what you have at home – lots of options are listed in the video.

Reception 2: Looking Like an Artist – Lesson 3: Imaginative Creature

For Reception 2’s third lesson, students will use their imagination to draw an imaginary creature we would not see roaming around Hong Kong i.e. dinosaur, unicorn, space alien. Using materials at home, students will draw and color a crazy creature to have ready for the next lesson.

Reception 2: Looking Like an Artist – Lesson 4: Arrange & Glue

For Reception 2’s fourth lesson, students will cut, arrange, and glue their buildings and imaginary creatures to a background to complete their artwork.

Reception 2: Looking Like an Artist – Lesson 5: Imaginary City

For Reception 2’s firth lesson, students will use the skills they learned in previous lessons create their very own imaginary city. This lesson again combines observation and imagination which helps young artists start to use their observations of the world around them and their own ideas to create art.

Reception 2: Looking Like an Artist – Lesson 5: Assessment

This week’s assessment is to show Ms. London and I what you have learned! Click the button below to take a fun and short online quiz, testing you on what you have learned over the last 5 weeks of home learning in art!

Reception 2 Assessment


Reception 1: The Elements of Art – Lesson 1: Sing Along!

It is important for our littlest learners to retain and practice the language we have been using in the art room. Below is a video of a song we sing in the art room, The Elements of Art Song, as well as the actions to use when singing and listening. When your little artist is drawing and painting at home, ask them to show you where they used Line, Shape and Color. Talking about their art is as important as making art so take some time to use the song and actions to help your little artist practice their art vocabulary.

Reception 1: The Elements of Art – Lesson 2: Color

Read some of our favorite books from the art room with Ms. London and her dog, Dolly. In this video, Ms. London and Dolly read White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker. Try making your own color wheel at home using found objects. Paper clips, toys, or bottle caps try to find one object for each color in the color wheel – Red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo (light blue or teal) and violet.

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Reception 1: The Elements of Art – Lesson 3: Line

Read some of our favorite books from the art room with Ms. London and her dog, Dolly. In this video, Ms. London and Dolly read A Line Can Be by Laura Ljungkvist. Using string or yarn at home, try making ten different kinds of lines! After you make each line using the string, try to copy the line using a pen/pencil on paper. This is a great challenge using your hands in two different ways!

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Reception 1: The Elements of Art – Lesson 4: Shape

Read some of our favorite books from the art room with Ms. London and her dog, Dolly. In this video, Ms. London and Dolly read My First Shapes with Frank Llyod Wright by Frank Llyod Wright Publishing Company & Muddpuppy. At home try to use shapes to build a house. You can choose the materials! From blocks on the carpet to paper and crayons, name the shapes as you use them to build a house like Frank Llyod Wright!

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Reception 1: The Elements of Art – Lesson 5: Hello, from Friends in the Art Room

White Rabbit, Larry the Snake & Frank Lloyd Wright miss the students! So this week students can reconnect with them as well as reminding them to continue using their ingredients when they are making and baking some yummy delicious art! These three art loving mascots are excited to see you!

Reception 1: The Elements of Art – Lesson 6: Assessment

This week’s assessment is to show Ms. London and I what you have learned! Click the button below to take a fun and short online quiz, testing you on what you have learned over the last 5 weeks of home learning in art!

Reception 1 Assessment

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