General Curriculum - Art

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Philosophy

    • God is the Master Artist and Creator.  He FIRST established Color and Design in Nature and the world HE created.
    • His creation shows the ultimate display of creativity.
    • He has gifted every one of us with creative abilities.

Objective

    • To develop creative thinking and creative expression in each student
    • To teach the basic Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Value, Space and Form
    • To build confidence in each student’s ability to apply these Elements of Art, in their own individual creative style as they create ART
    • To introduce students to a wide range of Artistic Expressions and mediums:  Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, 3D design, Clay and mixed media
    • To show examples of how various Artists have applied these Elements of Art to their work

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

    • Learn Primary and Secondary Colors, along with a basic understanding of the Color wheel
    • Learn shapes – Organic and Geometric
    • Creative Drawing and exploration of a variety of drawing materials, pencil, oil pastels, markers
    • Create Art work that teaches the application of each of the Elements of Art
    • Progressively more difficult Art projects that stretch their creative thinking abilities

3rd - 5th Grade

    • Review colors, learn basic principles of color theory, complementary colors, and mixing colors
    • Develop basic drawing skills and the application of these skills to create a finished drawing
    • Learn more advanced application of combining the Elements of Art in creative ways
    • Cooperative learning experiences in group Art projects

6th - 8th Grade

    • Advanced color theory: tints, tones, and shades, triadic & analogous colors
    • Advanced Drawing techniques taught: perspective, foreshortening, shading & shadows, foreground, middle, & background
    • Strong emphasis on creativity and individual expression in every Art lesson
    • Basic Art History
    • Advanced creative problem solving in 3D Art

During Their K-8 Experince Students Will Work With A Wide Range Of Materials:

  • colored pencils
  • oil pastels
  • acrylic paint
  • water color paints
  • tempra paint
  • ceramic clay, glazes & kiln firing
  • air drying clay
  • modeling clay
  • paper forming
  • chalk
  • markers