Art

 Kindergarten

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Mission for the Class

I feel that it is important to empower all students and encourage them to pursue their area of talent. As a teacher, I must encourage students to be all they can be. Educators have the ability to help students discover their talents and to then provide them opportunities to use those talents. I believe that education can give students the chance to do what they have always dreamed of doing. It starts with learning to believe in themselves. I strongly believe that it is imperative to challenge all students at their own developmental level and assess students on an individual basis.

These are more specific goals for my classroom:
*I want to create a relaxed atmosphere that is comfortable where students can express themselves and their skills without intimidation.

*I want my students to feel a sense of fulfillment from class and from their artwork.

*I want my students to recognize that they all have areas in which they can excel.

*I want my students to improve their skills from day one through to the last day of class.

*I want my students to use their problem solving skills to create their art.

*I want my students to gain appreciation of cultures and artists.

Subject Matter and Content

Kindergarten

Basic concepts of art (color, line, shape, pattern...), experimenting with all media and materials, self-portraits, simple mosaic's, clay medallion, sponge painting, beads, hand and finger activities, landscapes, rhythm and movement and holiday artwork.

First Grade

Drawing - observation drawing, imagination drawing, portrait drawing, design: symmetrical and radial, and composition.
Painting - color wheel, light and dark, and composition
Printmaking - types of print, stamped, rubbing, printing techniques and process, and raised surface
Ceramics - nature of clay (fired/unfired), construction techniques, pinch-modeling, and stages of clay
Mixed Media - composition, combining material to create artwork and overlap
Art History - art in society, multicultural representation of both genders, and art careers.

Second Grade

Drawing - observation drawing, imagination drawing, portrait drawing, design: symmetrical and radial, and composition.
Painting - color wheel, light and dark, and composition
Printmaking - types of print, stamped, rubbing, printing techniques and process, and raised surface
Ceramics - nature of clay (fired/unfired), construction techniques, pinch-modeling, and stages of clay
Mixed Media - composition, combining material to create artwork and overlap
Art History - art in society, multicultural representation of both genders, and art careers.

Third Grade

Drawing - overlapping, contour drawing, perspective, foreground, middle ground, background, line quality, and asymmetrical
Painting - neutral colors, color families, warm/cool colors, composition, expression, wet on wet/wash, and color mood
Printmaking - relief print, color application, texture and surface design
Ceramics - modeling/sculptural, coil construction, scoring, additive/subtractive method, clay tools, and surface texture
Sculpture - sculpture definition, construction, and balance
Art History - art in society, multicultural representation of both genders, and art careers

Fourth Grade

Drawing - overlapping, contour drawing, perspective, foreground, middle ground, background, line quality, and asymmetrical
Painting - neutral colors, color families, warm/cool colors, composition, expression, wet on wet/wash, and color mood
Printmaking - relief print, color application, texture and surface design
Ceramics - modeling/sculptural, coil construction, scoring, additive/subtractive method, clay tools, and surface texture
Sculpture - sculpture definition, construction, and balance
Art History - art in society, multicultural representation of both genders, and art careers

Fifth Grade

Drawing - incised line, positive/negative space, and distortion
Painting - color intensity (bright/dull), dry brush, color theory (use of color wheel)
Printmaking - reversal principle, and positive/negative
Ceramics - stages of clay, slab construction, decorative color
Sculpture - embossed image
Art History - art in society, multicultural representation of both genders, and art careers

 

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