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