Art CurriculumArt 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 ArtIntroduction to Texture in Art
First Grade Art Communicates with Line
Art Communicates with Color
Art Communicates with Shape
Art Communicates with Space and FormArt Communicates with Texture
Second Grade What do we know about the Elements of Art?
Art in Our World
Learning to See/ Introduction to the Principles of DesignLearning to Think about Art
Third Grade Artists Express Themselves Through Design
There Are Many Reasons People Create Art
There Are Many Ways to Create Art
(Exploring Methods and Media)
Fourth Grade Exploring Methods and Materials of Creating Art
Exploring the World of Imagination Through ArtExploring How Artists Communicate Through Their Art
Art and FunctionalismArt and Storytelling
Sixth GradeArt and Expression
Art and Environment