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Arts Education

Visual Art for 2nd -5th grades is a creative and technical exploration which encompasses elements of art history, collaboration, problem solving and mastering the techniques of portraiture, life drawing, painting, comics, puppetry, mixed media, and perspective with a strong emphasis on graphic arts, public art, process, and arts integration. The curriculum is scaffolded and provides students with support while encouraging their individual and collective imagination as well as incorporating creative writing to support visual expression.

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION

Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts
Students perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment. They also use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations.

Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary
1.1 Recognize and describe simple patterns found in the environment and works of art.
1.2 Name art materials (e.g., clay, paint, and crayons) introduced in lessons.
Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design
1.3 Identify the elements of art (line, color, shape/form, texture, value, space) in the environment and in works of art, emphasizing line, color, and shape/form.

2.0 CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Visual Arts
Students apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original works of art.

Skills, Processes, Materials, and Tools
2.1 Use lines, shapes/forms, and colors to make patterns.
2.2 Demonstrate beginning skill in the use of tools and processes, such as the use of scissors, glue, and paper in creating a three-dimensional construction.
2.3 Make a collage with cut or torn paper shapes/forms.
Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art
2.4 Paint pictures expressing ideas about family and neighborhood.
2.5 Use lines in drawings and paintings to express feelings.
2.6 Use geometric shapes/forms (circle, triangle, square) in a work of art.
2.7 Create a three-dimensional form, such as a real or imaginary animal.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts
Students analyze the role and development of the visual arts in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to the visual arts and artists.

Role and Development of the Visual Arts
3.1 Describe functional and nonutilitarian art seen in daily life; that is, works of art that are used versus those that are only viewed.
3.2 Identify and describe works of art that show people doing things together.
Diversity of the Visual Arts
3.3 Look at and discuss works of art from a variety of times and places.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING

Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts
Students analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design, and aesthetic qualities.

Derive Meaning
4.1 Discuss their own works of art, using appropriate art vocabulary (e.g., color, shape/form, texture).
4.2 Describe what is seen (including both literal and expressive content) in selected works of art.
Make Informed Judgments
4.3 Discuss how and why they made a specific work of art.
4.4 Give reasons why they like a particular work of art they made, using appropriate art vocabulary.

5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS

Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in the Visual Arts to Other Art Forms and Subject Areas and to Careers
Students apply what they learn in the visual arts across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to the visual arts.

Connections and Applications
5.1 Draw geometric shapes/forms (e.g., circles, squares, triangles) and repeat them in dance/movement sequences.
5.2 Look at and draw something used every day (e.g., scissors, toothbrush, fork) and describe how the object is used.
Visual Literacy
5.3 Point out images (e.g., photographs, paintings, murals, ceramics, sculptures) and symbols found at home, in school, and in the community, including national and state symbols and icons.
Careers and Career-Related Skills
5.4 Discuss the various works of art (e.g., ceramics, paintings, sculpture) that artists create and the type of media used.

Principal’s Monday Morning Message ~ September 14th

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Virtual PTA General Meeting ~ September 16th

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Principal’s Morning Message ~ September 8th

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Principal’s Monday Message ~ August 31st

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Principals’ Monday Morning Message ~ August 24th

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PTA General Meeting (virtual) ~ August 26th, 6:00pm

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Principals’ Monday Morning Message ~ August 17th

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Kinder and New Family Virtual Orientation ~ August 5th

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