• Art Curriculum

    Art is a necessary component of our lives; a vital contributor to our learning, to our well-being and in essence, to our existence. It helps us develop values, understand the past and visually decipher our modern world. It enables us to communicate ideas, to express feelings and to respect the values, attitudes, and beliefs of our culturally diverse world. It encourages us to develop our creative and critical thinking skills and fosters self-esteem through discovery of our own aesthetic. It fosters an appreciation of how things are made and the skill and process that is involved in designing and creating everything in the world around us.

    Visual and Performing Arts Standards:

    Standard 1.1 The Creative Process: 
    All students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles that govern the creation of works of art in dance, music, theater, and visual art.

    Standard 1.2 History of the Arts and Culture: 
    All students will understand the role, development, and influence of the arts throughout history and across cultures.

    Standard 1.3 Performance: 
    All students will synthesize those skills, media, methods, and technologies appropriate to creating, performing, and/or presenting works of art in dance, music, theater, and visual art.

    Standard 1.4 Aesthetic Responses & Critique Methodologies:
    All students will demonstrate and apply an understanding of arts philosophies, judgment, and analysis to works of art in dance, music, theater, and visual art.

     Art Themes (K-6)
    Kindergarten  Introduction to Line in Art

    Introduction to Color in Art

    Introduction to Shape in Art

    Introduction to Form in Art

    Introduction to Texture in Art
     First GradeArt Communicates with Line

    Art Communicates with Color

    Art Communicates with Shape

    Art Communicates with Space and Form

    Art Communicates with Texture
     Second GradeWhat do we know about the Elements of Art?

    Art in Our World

    Learning to See/ Introduction to the Principles of Design

    Learning to Think about Art
     Third GradeArtists Express Themselves Through Design

    There Are Many Reasons People Create Art

    There Are Many Ways to Create Art
    (Exploring Methods and Media)

     Fourth GradeExploring Methods and Materials of Creating Art

    Exploring the World of Imagination Through Art

    Exploring How Artists Communicate Through Their Art
     Fifth Grade

    Art and Functionalism

    Art and Storytelling
     Sixth Grade
    Art and Expression

    Art and Environment