• 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