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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

-Pablo Picasso-

First Grade


Focus: Introduction to Visual literacy


First grade art is an introduction to the elements of art, art appreciation,  and studio techniques. Students are introduced to drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, and sculpture, as well as the use and care of art materials. First grade art focuses on some of the basic elements of art: line, color, shape, pattern, value, and texture. Students create art using a variety of media from imagined and real experience.

Second Grade


Focus: World Cultures of Art


Second grade art furthers their understanding of the art world by studying how different cultures around the world use art.  Second grade art focuses in on symbolism, pattern, proportion, balance, emphasis.

Third Grade


Focus: The World of Color


Third grade art looks at how artists use color in different ways.  Students study how color theory decisions can affect their artwork.  In addition to that we explore the principles of proportion, space, proportion and movement further.


Forth Grade

Focus: Proportion and Perspective


Fourth Grade art focuses on proportion and perspective by studying artists that made great contributions to these principles.  Students work on understanding the  measurements and ratios of objects, people, etc. 

Fifth Grade


Focus: 20th Century Art Movements


Fifth Grade focuses in on the dramatic changes in the world of art over the 20th century.  Assignments are more individualized as students increase their understanding of using contrast, emphasis, space, repetition, variety, and perspective.


Sixth Grade


Focus: Art Studio and Carriers 


Sixth Grade focuses in on working on different real life design and art assignments.  To ready them for Junior High and beyond, this class is run like a studio.  Each student choose from a list of assignments and are encouraged to collaborate and give feedback to individuals on their creative projects.  Assignments are very open ended and are individualized to the student's vision.

Click on the  button below to view the Vocabulary covered in 1st - 6th grade.

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