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Art

1st Nine Weeks

5th Grade 4th Grade 3rd Grade 2nd Grade
Optical Illusion Art

Optical Illusion

Art

Lines Lines
Portfolios Portfolios Shapes and Textures Shapes     
Tints and Shades

Positive and Negative

Space

Silhouette

Collage

Texture
1st Grade Kindergarten PreK  
Lines Lines    
Shapes Shapes    
Texture Texture

Turning a mistake

into Art

 

 

2nd Nine Weeks

5th Grade 4th Grade 3rd Grade 2nd Grade
Radial Symmetry

Exploring Art from World Cultures

Print Making

Art around the World
Rotational Name Designs Day of the Dead Vampire Bat Print Leaf Wings African Masks
CD Circle Weaves God’s Eyes (Ojo De Dios) Snow Globe Landscapes  
1st Grade Kindergarten PreK  

The artworks of Vincent Van Gogh

Our 4 Seasons Our 4 Seasons  
Sunflowers Fall Leaves Fall Leaves  
Starry Night Swirls Origami Winter houses Origami Winter houses  

 

3rd Nine Weeks

5th grade 4th grade 3rd grade 2nd grade
Yearbook Cover Design Contest Drawing Yearbook Cover Design Contest Drawing Yearbook Cover Design Contest Drawing Yearbook Cover Design Contest Drawing
Duplication Line Exercise Duplication Line Exercise Henri Matisse Paper Cut-Out Collages Henri Matisse Paper Cut-Out Collages
Clay Coil Pots Clay Folk Art Face Jugs Clay Pinch Pots with animals Clay Dinosaurs
1st grade Kindergarten PreK  
Yearbook Cover Design Contest Drawing Yearbook Cover Design Contest Drawing Exploring the median of watercolor paints  
Positive and Negative Valentine Hearts Positive and Negative Valentine Hearts African painted necklaces  
Clay Fossil Fish Clay Pinch Pots MLK Peace Signs  

 

4th Nine Weeks

5th grade 4th grade 3rd grade 2nd grade

Geometric Painting in one color scheme:

Studying the famous artist Piet Mondrian

Self-Portrait cut-magazine collage in Silhouette Profile

Fraction Fish Collage with oil pastels

Symmetry in nature: Butterfly Wings Artwork in warm and cool color schemes

Exploring Pottery Glazing Painting our Clay Folk Art Face Jugs Painting our Clay Pinch Pot animals Painting our Clay Dinosaur/animal sculptures
Animal Art: Focusing on the element of Texture Monochromatic Flower Artworks: Studying the famous artist Georgia O-Keeffe Self-Portraits Self-Portraits
1st grade Kindergarten PreK  

Symmetry in nature: Butterfly Wings Artwork in primary and secondary color schemes

Primary and Secondary Colors Paper plate prints - Exploring color theory and weaving

Primary and Secondary Colors Paper plate prints - Exploring color theory and weaving

 

 
Painting our Clay fossil fish Paint our Clay pinch pots Art made from Recycled Materials  
Self-Portraits Self-Portraits Self-Portraits  

 

What is Art?

Art is an integral part of the total elementary school curriculum.  Art builds opportunities for children to develop natural sensibilities through making and studying art. As students are guided through visual, tactile, and manipulative art experiences, they build important mental processes / areas.

The art standards guide the development of students' abilities in 7 areas: aesthetic understanding, creative thinking, perceptual awareness, artistic skills and knowledge, historical and cultural context, critical analysis, and connections to other disciplines.


Our elementary art program ensures that the students will understand the following:

  • Imagination is important.
  • There may be more than one answer to a question and more than one solution to a problem.
  • Answers to a question need not be identical.
  • Intrinsic satisfaction matters.
  • Flexibility of thought is critical throughout the course of one’s work.
  • Personal success stems from the care invested in one's own work and the ability to work cooperatively with others in a dynamic studio setting.

~ Excerpted from the Grades K-5 Visual Arts Introduction