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Art Curriculum Overview

Kindergarten

Art Concepts

  • Students will be able to use art vocabulary as it relates to various media and processes
  • Students will be able to identify and use Elements of Art, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will be able to identify the Principles of Design balance and symmetry, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will begin to understand that the Arts reveal who we are
  • Students will begin to understand that the Arts are a means of Communication

Media and Skills

  • Students will be able to use pens, pencils, crayons and oil pastels to draw the elements of line and shape.
  • Students will be able to use paint to create secondary colors from primary colors and experiment with finger paints, tempera and watercolor
  • Students will be able to practice collage with a focus on process and personal expression
  • Students will be able to make prints by rolling and stamping
  • Students will be able learn about clay through sensory experience
  • Students will be able to explore sculpture through creating balance and positive and negative spaces

Art Appreciation and Reflection

  • Students will be able to understand that art tells a story
  • Students will be able to view and respond to artwork using critical thinking skills
  • Students will be able to describe the process of creating their own artworks.

The Creative Process and Creative Expression

  • Students will be able to use line, shape, color, texture, form and space to communicate ideas and feelings.
  • Students will be able to select subject matter, using visual art elements to communicate
  • Students will be able to follow the creative process as modeled and create their own work that tells stories
  • Students will be able to respond to master artwork by creating their own work

Assessment

The assessment of art at SJCS is broken down into two sections: Media Skills and Creative Process. Media Skills includes the skills students learn while using media, such as the process of printmaking, as well as fine motor skills. Creative process looks at how the child processes and expresses ideas as well as how they understand the art concepts. For example, does the student understand how primary colors become secondary colors and how they are arranged on the color wheel? When they paint a picture, are they blending colors and experimenting while using materials responsibly? Are they responding to artwork and developing their own ideas?  


1st Grade

Art Concepts

  • Students will be able to use art vocabulary as it relates to various media and processes
  • Students will be able to identify and use Elements of Art, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will be able to identify the Principles of Design balance and symmetry, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will begin to understand that the Arts reveal who we are
  • Students will begin to understand that the Arts are a means of Communication

Media and Skills

  • Students will be able to use pens, pencils and oil pastels to draw the elements of line and shape.
  • Students will be able to use paint to create a color wheel and experiment with finger paints, tempera and watercolor
  • Students will be able to collage to tell a story using textures and colors
  • Students will be able to independently make prints by rolling, stamping and creating subtractive printing plates
  • Students will be able to understand what clay is and how it becomes ceramics while creating their own pieces.
  • Students will be able to create positive and negative spaces through exploration of sculpture.  
  • Students will be able to hand sew a seam and sew on a button through the introduction to the basics of sewing as a Fiber art.

Art Appreciation and Reflection

  • Students will be able to understand that art tells a story
  • Students will be able to view and respond to artwork using critical thinking skills
  • Students will be able to describe the process of creating their own artworks.

The Creative Process and Creative Expression

  • Students will be able to use line, shape, color, texture, form and space to communicate ideas and feelings.
  • Students will be able to select subject matter, using visual art elements to communicate
  • Students will be able to follow the creative process as modeled and create their own work that tells stories
  • Students will be able to respond to master artwork by creating their own work

Assessment

The assessment of art at SJCS is broken down into two sections: Media Skills and Creative Process. Media Skills includes the skills students learn while using media, such as the process of printmaking, as well as fine motor skills. Creative process looks at how the child processes and expresses ideas as well as how they understand the art concepts. For example, does the student understand how primary colors become secondary colors and how they are arranged on the color wheel? When they paint a picture, are they blending colors and experimenting while using materials responsibly? Are they responding to artwork and developing their own ideas?  


2nd Grade

Art Concepts

  • Students will be able to use art vocabulary as it relates to various media and processes
  • Students will be able to identify and use Elements of Art, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will be able to identify the Principles of Design movement, balance and symmetry, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will understand that the Arts reveal who we are
  • Students will understand that the Arts are a means of Communication

Media and Skills

  • Students will be able to draw with a variety of media the structures and functions of animal forms
  • Students will be able to use paint to create a color wheel with primary, secondary tertiary colors and experiment with finger paints, tempera and watercolor
  • Students will be able to create collages with a focus on color groupings and contrast
  • Students will be able to independently make a print edition and monoprints by creating and using subtractive printing plates
  • Students will be able to understand what clay is and how it becomes ceramics while creating their own pieces and focusing skill growth on attachment technique.
  • Students will be able to create complex positive and negative spaces through exploration of sculpture.  
  • Students will be able to weave fibers through the introduction to the basics of weaving as a Fiber art.

Art Appreciation and Reflection

  • Students will be able to describe the use of visual art elements in works of art using critical thinking skills as they develop visual literacy.
  • Students will be able to identify line quality, geometric shapes, warm and cool colors, and visual textures in works of art
  • Students will be able to self-assess using a rubric.

The Creative Process and Creative Expression

  • Students will be able to use line, shape, color, texture, form and space to communicate ideas and feelings.
  • Students will be able to select subject matter, using visual art elements to communicate
  • Students will be able to follow the creative process as modeled and create their own work that tells stories
  • Students will be able to respond to master artwork by creating their own work
  • Students will be able to collaboratively brainstorm multiple approaches to a design problem

Assessment

The assessment of art at SJCS is broken down into two sections: Media Skills and Creative Process. Media Skills includes the skills students learn while using media, such as the process of printmaking, as well as fine motor skills. Creative process looks at how the child processes and expresses ideas as well as how they understand the art concepts. For example, does the student understand how primary colors become secondary colors and how they are arranged on the color wheel? When they paint a picture, are they blending colors and experimenting while using materials responsibly? Are they responding to artwork and developing their own ideas?  


3rd Grade

Art Concepts

  • Students will be able to use art vocabulary as it relates to various media and processes
  • Students will be able to identify and use Elements of Art, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will be able to identify the Principles of Design movement, balance and symmetry, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will understand that the Arts reveal who we are
  • Students will understand that the Arts are a means of Communication

Media and Skills

  • Students will be able to draw with a variety of media the structures of flowers, fruits and vegetables
  • Students will be able to use tempera paint to create sophisticated tertiary and neutral colors and create analogous color schemes
  • Students will be able to create collages to show space in 2-D artwork, such as overlapping, understanding foreground, middle ground, and background
  • Students will be able to independently make a print edition by creating and using collagraph printing plates
  • Students will be able to create a bowl using coil construction technique in ceramics
  • Students will be able to create sculpture using assemblage and Papier Mache techniques
  • Students will be able to twine fibers to make a container in the NW Coastal Peoples’ tradition

Art Appreciation and Reflection

  • Students will be able to describe the use of visual art elements in works of art using critical thinking skills as they develop visual literacy.
  • Students will be able to understand that art reflects the time and place of creation as well as artists’ influences
  • Students will be able to make connections between their artwork and that of others and determine messages communicated by an image
  • Students will be able to self-assess using a rubric

The Creative Process and Creative Expression

  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process
  • Students will be able to create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and media
  • Students will be able to elaborate on an imaginative idea
  • Students will be able to collaboratively brainstorm multiple approaches to a design problem

Assessment

The assessment of art at SJCS is broken down into two sections: Media Skills and Creative Process. Media Skills includes the skills students learn while using media, such as the process of printmaking, as well as fine motor skills. Creative process looks at how the child processes and expresses ideas as well as how they understand the art concepts. For example, does the student understand how primary colors become secondary colors and how they are arranged on the color wheel? When they paint a picture, are they blending colors and experimenting while using materials responsibly? Are they responding to artwork and developing their own ideas?  


4th Grade

Art Concepts

  • Students will be able to use art vocabulary as it relates to various media and processes
  • Students will be able to identify and use Elements of Art, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will be able to identify the Principles of Design movement, balance and symmetry, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will understand that the Arts reveal who we are
  • Students will understand that the Arts are a means of Communication

Media and Skills

  • Students will be able to draw with a variety of media developing an understanding of human figure proportions
  • Students will be able to use tempera paint to create sophisticated tertiary and neutral colors and create analogous color schemes
  • Students will be able to create collages to express movement and contrast
  • Students will be able to independently make a print edition by creating and using collagraph printing plates
  • Students will be able to create a bowl using multiple construction techniques in ceramics
  • Students will be able to create sculpture using assemblage and Papier Mache techniques
  • Students will be able to weave fibers on a loom using Navajo weaving techniques

Art Appreciation and Reflection

  • Students will be able to compare responses to a work of art before and after working in similar media
  • Students will be able to analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages
  • Students will be able to understand that art reflects the time and place of creation as well as artists’ influences
  • Students will be able to self-assess and peer assess using a student-created rubric

The Creative Process and Creative Expression

  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process
  • Students will be able to create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and media
  • Students will be able to elaborate on an imaginative idea
  • Students will be able to revise artwork in progress on the basis of insights gained through peer discussion

Assessment
The assessment of art at SJCS is broken down into two sections: Media Skills and Creative Process. Media Skills includes the skills students learn while using media, such as the process of printmaking, as well as fine motor skills. Creative process looks at how the child processes and expresses ideas as well as how they understand the art concepts. For example, does the student understand how primary colors become secondary colors and how they are arranged on the color wheel? When they paint a picture, are they blending colors and experimenting while using materials responsibly? Are they responding to artwork and developing their own ideas?


5th Grade

Art Concepts

  • Students will be able to use art vocabulary as it relates to various media and processes
  • Students will be able to identify and use Elements of Art, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will be able to identify the Principles of Design movement, balance and symmetry, introduced as they best relate to individual media experiences
  • Students will understand that the Arts reveal who we are
  • Students will understand that the Arts are a means of Communication

Media and Skills

  • Students will be able to draw with pens, pencils and mixed media, including developing a comprehensive understanding of how artists show space on a 2-d surface
  • Students will be able to use tempera paint to create a value scale and paint a monochromatic still life
  • Students will be able to create collages to express movement and contrast
  • Students will be able to independently make a print edition by creating and using printing plates with radial designs
  • Students will be able to create a bowl using multiple construction techniques in ceramics
  • Students will be able to create sculpture using assemblage and Papier Mache techniques
  • Students will be able to crochet a kippa or a hot pad, using fibers of choice

Art Appreciation and Reflection

  • Students will be able to compare responses to a work of art before and after working in similar media
  • Students will be able to analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages
  • Students will be able to understand that art reflects the time and place of creation as well as artists’ influences
  • Students will be able to self-assess and peer assess using a student-created rubric

The Creative Process and Creative Expression

  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process
  • Students will be able to create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and media
  • Students will be able to elaborate on an imaginative idea
  • Students will be able to revise artwork in progress on the basis of insights gained through peer discussion

Assessment
The assessment of art at SJCS is broken down into two sections: Media Skills and Creative Process. Media Skills includes the skills students learn while using media, such as the process of printmaking, as well as fine motor skills. Creative process looks at how the child processes and expresses ideas as well as how they understand the art concepts. For example, does the student understand how primary colors become secondary colors and how they are arranged on the color wheel? When they paint a picture, are they blending colors and experimenting while using materials responsibly? Are they responding to artwork and developing their own ideas?