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Art

Grade 3 

Art remains a vital instrument for the communication of both intellectual and emotional growth.  The subject of art rests on a unique visual experience and permits students to perceive and understand ideas or feelings about themselves and the world around them.

By the third grade, some students will have developed a foundation of knowledge from literature, science and social studies.  This knowledge, along with increased experiences, prepares the child to go beyond recall or observation as their source for subject matter.  The third grader’s interest in folk tales, legends and studies of specific countries will be used as well as artists who have dealt with these subjects throughout the school year.

Students will have the opportunity to experience many types of media and techniques.  Students’ creativity in art will continue to flourish and will be on display throughout the school year as well as in the end of the year art exhibit.
 

Grade 4 

Art remains a vital instrument for the communication of both intellectual and emotional growth.  The subject of art rests on a unique visual experience and permits students to perceive and understand ideas or feelings about themselves and the world around them.

During this year in art, the art teacher will continue to work to help students increase mastery over image-making.  Craft projects will require physical and cognitive skills differing from the traditional drawing skills.  Students will begin to sort colors into relationships of hue, intensity and value.  Students should be able to name various elements of design and be able to identify and discuss some of the traditional principles of arts.

This year in art, students will have the opportunity to experience many types of media and techniques as well as a chance to explore the history and works of our great masters. 

Grade 5

Art remains a vital instrument for the communication of both intellectual and emotional growth.  The subject of art rests on a unique visual experience and permits students to perceive and understand ideas or feelings about themselves and the world around them.

By the Fifth Grade, students will have developed physical skills for both two and three dimensional activities utilizing a variety of art media.  Students will be able to use cognitive and psychomotor skills that will enable them to discern, differentiate and discuss what they have observed about their environment.  The study of a built-environment, combined with increased emphasis on three-dimensional imagery will contribute to their repertoire of creative skills.

Students’ creativity in art will continue to flourish and will be on display throughout the school year as well as in the end-of-the year art exhibit.