Art Class Curriculum

Art Class Curriculum

 

  KINDERGARTEN    
This year’s study will lay the foundation of the elements of art:  color, line, shape, form and texture.  Students will use a variety of art media and processes to create two and three-dimensional art. 
  FIRST GRADE
First grade reinforces the study of the elements of art:  color, line, shape, form and texture.  Students also begin to relate what they do in class to famous artists and art styles.  Students will use a variety of media and processes to create two and three-dimensional artwork.
 
         
  SECOND GRADE
Second grade art builds students’ understanding of the element of color.  Students will mix colors, shades and tints.  Students will use a variety of tools and media to create two and three-dimensional artwork.
  THIRD GRADE
Third grade continues to build students understanding of the elements of art, especially texture and pattern.  Students will examine and discuss historical and cultural artworks to see how artists use the elements of art.  Students will use a variety of tools and media to create two and three-dimensional artwork.
 
         
  FOURTH GRADE
Fourth grade art includes a four-week program at the    St. Louis Art Museum called, “Art in the Basic Curriculum” where students see art of different cultures and historical periods.  Students then create their own original art based on each museum visit.  In addition, students learn about a different artist each month and create two or three-dimensional original artwork related to that artist.    
  FIFTH GRADE
Fifth grade art begins with the study of Native American art and artifacts.  Students will use a variety of tools and media to create two and three-dimensional artwork.  Students will examine and discuss historical and cultural artwork to see how it relates to their own work.
 
         
  SIXTH GRADE
Sixth grade art reflects the study of World History in sixth grade social studies.  Students begin the year with the study of prehistoric cave art and end the year with the study of the Italian renaissance.  Students will use a variety of tools and media to create two and three-dimensional artworks.
   SEVENTH GRADE
Seventh grade art studies color and color theory in depth.  Students will use complementary, analogous, warm and cool colors to create a color composition.  Students will also create a 10-part value scale and use value in a shaded pencil still-life drawing.  Students will use various media and tools to create two and three-dimensional artworks.  Students will recognize various artists and art styles and art of different cultures and periods of history.
 
         
  EIGHTH GRADE
In eighth grade art students will use one-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing.  Students will use various media and tools to create two and three-dimensional artwork.  Students will continue their study of artists and art styles by researching and writing a paper on an artist of their choice.