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Art


Curriculum Overview:
 
Middle school Art:


Art is a vast subject, so this class will delve into many different aspects to give you a variety of knowledge and experience. You will also learn how to see differently, how to communicate information and ideas visually, and how to think more creatively. We will also study art history and the many different pragmatic applications of art. Specifically, some of what we will be covering is the following:

Drawing (pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastels)
Painting (watercolor and acrylics)
Creating depth on a 2D surface
Realistic portrayal of subjects
Color Theory
Collages
Art history
Introduction to different artistic styles, including Surrealism, Impressionism, and Renaissance art
Analysis and critiques of artwork (both verbal and written)
Computer graphics
Working in three dimensions/sculpting


PK/Kindergarten Art:
Students work with a variety of materials including markers, crayons, washable paint and clay. The curriculum includes the role of artists in society, recognizing art as a form of communication, and identifying elements of art like line, shape, color, texture and space. Students also learn how to use tools in the art room. Many projects help students to use their imagination. It is my goal that students will display a feeling of pride in their own work and listen to opinions of others.

First Grade Art:
Students build on their learning from kindergarten. In addition to making art, first grade students keep an art journal about their learning in the art room. They work with a variety of materials including markers, crayons, paint and clay. The curriculum includes the role of artists in society, recognizing art as a form of communication, and identifying elements of art like line, shape, color, texture and space. Students also learn how to use tools in the art room. Many projects help students to use their imagination. It is my goal that students will display a feeling of pride in their own work and listen to opinions of others.

Second Grade Art:
The curriculum includes a variety of art materials including both two and three dimensional art forms. Students continue to build their understanding of the role of artists in society, recognizing art as a form of communication, and identifying elements of art like line, shape, color, texture and space.

Third Grade  - Fifth Grade Art:
Students build on their learning from earlier grades. In addition to making art,  students learn about different artist each week. Students will work with a variety of materials including markers, crayons, paint and clay. The curriculum includes the role of artists in society, recognizing art as a form of communication, and identifying elements of art like line, shape, color, texture and space. Students also learn how to use tools in the art room. Many projects help students to use their imagination. It is my goal that students will display a feeling of pride in their own work and listen to opinions of others.