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Art Curriculum

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 Grade Art Communicates with Line

Art Communicates with Color

Art Communicates with Shape

Art Communicates with Space and Form

Art 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 Design

Learning 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 Art

Exploring How Artists Communicate Through Their Art
 Fifth Grade

Art and Functionalism

Art and Storytelling
 Sixth Grade Art and Expression
Art and Environment

 Detailed Art Curriculum