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Art Expectations

Art knowledge and skills all students should achieve in their K-6 schooling. Each grade level will be introduced to multiple elements in each of these fields:

Structures & Functions: Students will know…

  • Visual art elements and principles such as line, shape, texture
  • Kinds of art, such as environmental, functional and fine and
  • Purposes of art.
  • Etc

Media, Techniques & Processes: Students will know about the various art materials, their technical aspects and how to use them. Such as:

  • Paint (watercolor, tempera, acrylic)
  • Pastels,
  • Paper
  • Drawing utensils – pencils, colored pencils, markers, etc
  • Model Magic
  • Copper Foil
  • Yarn
  • Etc

Subjects, Symbols & Ideas: Students will…

  • Understand that art has meaning
  • Be able to develop and refine ways to construct meaningful artworks
  • Etc

Art Criticism: Students will be able to identify and assess artworks of different kinds such as…

  • Identify various purposes for creating works of visual art
  • Describe how people’s experiences influence the art they make
  • Point and tell about different qualities of art, such as line (thick/thin, horizontal/diagonal/vertical, etc); shape (positive/negative, organic, geometric, etc); color (primary, secondary, neutral, etc.)
  • Etc

History & Culture: Students will be able to understand the visual arts across societies, time and place through the introduction of…

  • Various artists
  • Cultural functional and fine art
  • Visual art movements
  • Etc

Connections: Students will realize how the arts are related to each other and how they are related to other subject areas and discipline through…

  • Using body movement to express meaning
  • Writing descriptions of artworks using sense words
  • Understanding of rhythm in artworks and music
  • Illustrating feelings that cannot be conveyed through words.
  • Etc