Visual Arts Curriculum Overview
Students will be introduced to the elements of art (i.e. line, shape, color, etc.) Students will learn about a variety of artists and complete many projects that allow them to become familiar with basic media, techniques and processes.
Students will review and build on their knowledge of the elements of art. Students will study a variety of works by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Claude Monet, and Eric Carle. They will complete many projects including a family portrait, a non-objective “Kandinsky Look-Alike,” a water lily painting, a collage, and a clay pinch pot..
Second Graders will be reviewing the elements of art and practicing skills like color mixing and creating visual texture. They will study artists Joan Miro, Paul Klee, and focus on a variety of media and technique. Throughout the year, students will create several works that incorporate the elements of art and some design principles. They will create a clay piece using the coil method of building.
Students will continue to review the elements of art and should develop a strong understanding of vocabulary at this level. Artist study will include Robert Delaunay, Pablo Picasso, and Faith Ringgold. Students will create a still life painting, a dream landscape, a cubist style self portrait, and an a clay mask inspired by Kimmy Cantrell.
Fourth grade students will practice using vocabulary words when discussing and learning about art. They will study Native American art as well as some folk artists from Mexico and artists like Vincent van Gogh. Students will create a variety of artwork including a van Gogh inspired landscape, a Mexican bark painting, and a clay piece inspired by Wayne Thiebaud.
Students will review and practice working with elements of art and principles of design. They will study American Artists such as Andy Warhol and Georgia O'Keeffe. They will create a collage using visual texture, an abstract landscape, an O’Keeffe inspired painting, a Styrofoam print, and a personalized clay piece.
*STUDENTS IN ALL GRADE LEVELS WILL BE KEEP A JOURNAL WITH SKETCHES, NOTES AND VOCABULARY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
*STUDENTS WILL BRING ALL ARTWORK HOME IN A PORTFOLIO AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.