K-6 Art Syllabus

Kindergarten Art Class
The Linn kindergarten art curriculum encourages students to learn and practice observation skills and use personal experiences as well as imagination as a basis for their art. The students experience a broad range of art materials and are introduced to and given the opportunity to practice the correct usage of art tools. During the course of one school year, every effort is made to provide experiences in the following but not limited to: drawing (pencil, colored pencil, crayons, markers, and construction paper crayons), collage (scissors and glue), mixed media, printmaking, and painting (tempera and watercolor).

Kindergarten Objectives
• Identify shapes, lines, colors and textures
• Recognize basic geometric shapes such as square, circle, rectangle and triangle.
• Learn how to cut and paste
• Create line drawings
• Learn to paint using proper brush techniques
• Create artwork with printmaking
• Demonstrate proper care and safe use of art materials and tools

The kindergarten art objectives are met by completing some, but not limited to the projects/assignments from the K-2 project list.

1st and 2nd Grade Art Class
Concepts of previous years are reinforced using new age-appropriate projects. With prior knowledge of basic art room routines and procedures as well as an additional year or two of development, students usually gain a comfort level allowing them a high level of success. Art history and artist are introduced during these years.

1st and 2nd Grade Objectives
• Students will continue to broaden their art vocabulary
• Elements of design such as color, line, shape, and texture are introduced
• Terms and concepts such as: art, artist, symmetry, cool colors, warm colors, draw, paint, sculpture, collage, folding, line, shape, mural, portrait, pattern, clay and pinching may all be introduced
• Mediums such as drawing (pencil, colored pencil, marker, crayon, and construction paper crayons), painting (tempera and watercolor), printmaking, mixed media, collage (cutting, tearing and pasting), and clay (pinch pots) will be built upon and/or introduced
• Drawing in themes becomes prevalent. Students begin to look for seasonal and yearly themes as topics for their artwork
The 1st and 2nd grade art objectives are met by completing some, but not limited to the projects/assignments from the K-2 project list.

K-2 PROJECT LIST (many of the projects/assignments below may be done in a variety of mediums such as pencil, colored pencil, markers, clay, crayons, paints and collage depending on the grade level)

• Creative sun
• Showing what you can do
• Self-portrait
• Potato dragons
• Houses
• Wax etching, fish
• Castles
• Listen, imagine and create
• Clowns
• Spring garden
• Drawing people
• Art books
• Ducks
• Armadillos
• Magnifying glass
• Toucans
• Trains
• Lions
• Color wheel
• Cactus
• Boats
• Clay, pinch pots
• Buttons, circles
• Halloween fun houses
• Thanksgiving turkey
• Christmas cards


 

3rd and 4th Grade Art Class
Concepts of previous years are reinforced using new age-appropriate projects. Hand eye coordination is developed to the point where many complex drawings can be achieved on grade level by a series of simple steps. The enthusiasm unique to 3rd and 4th grade development allows for the introduction of higher-order thinking concepts that will carry on for years.

3rd and 4th Grade Objectives
• Students will continue to broaden their art vocabulary, terms such as positive/negative spaces, cityscapes, details, near and far, big and small, overlapping and background are introduced
• Elements of design such as color, line, shape, and texture are built upon
• All drawing skills begin to improve
• Students begin to enjoy the use of imagination in the process of creating art
• Art history and artists are introduced, such as Van Gogh and Picasso

The 3rd and 4th grade art objectives are met by completing some, but not limited to the projects/assignments from the 3-4 project list.

3rd and 4th GRADE PROJECT LIST (many of the projects/assignments below may be done in a variety of mediums such as pencil, colored pencil, markers, crayons, clay, paints and collage depending on the grade level)

• Creative sun
• Famous works of art, starry night, Van Gogh
• Stuart little
• Continuous ocean scene
• Trees
• Horses
• Painted paper weaving
• Christmas tree collage
• Christmas cards
• Still life by Paul Cezanne
• Landscape
• Clay, pinch pots or cat faces
• Mountain collage
• Paper birds, video
• Styrofoam printmaking
• Mosaic fish
• Barns
• Fish
• Ducks and parrots w/tempera paint
• Impressionist markers
• Fall leaves
• Houses w/poem
• Creative scissors
• Rainbow w/circle design
• Designing a zoo
• My shadow and I
• Hot air balloon
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5th and 6th Grade Art Class
Concepts of previous years are reinforced using new age-appropriate projects. The enthusiasm continues throughout 5th and 6th grade which allows for continued higher-order thinking concepts.

5th and 6th Grade Objectives

• Students will continue to broaden their art vocabulary
• All drawing skills continue to improve
• Artist such as Calder, Monet, Dali, Chagal, Warhol and Rockwell and art genres (impressionism, pop art and art from other cultures) become discussed and studied more
• Terms and concepts include but are not limited to still life, pose, gesture drawing, composition, photography, graphic design, cartoon, clay: wedging, coiling, slip, pinch, firing and ceramics
• Rendering still life realistically is a goal. Also topics such as gray scale, perspective, composition, and abstract art may be introduced

The 5th and 6th grade art objectives are met by completing some, but not limited to the projects/assignments from the 5-6 project list.

5th and 6th GRADE PROJECT LIST (many of the projects/assignments below may be done in a variety of mediums such as pencil, colored pencil, markers, crayons, clay, paints and collage depending on the grade level)

• Jabberwocky (creative poem)
• Wax etching
• Fall foiling
• Plaster Christmas Tree ornaments
• Cave kids (stone age drawings)
• Styrofoam print making
• Glue print
• Dinosaur handout
• Sand paper creations (Indian designs)
• Jamboree
• Country charm (chalk pastel on construction paper)
• Great pumpkin
• What trees look like
• Clay wind chimes
• Clay hands
• Drawing faces handout (Picasso portraits)
• Farm life (black marker with water)
• Color wheel (tempera paint)
• Abstract still life
• Southwest cactus (colored pencil)
• Solve a color problem (banners)
• Fall leaves (oil pastels)
• Priceless Greek urns
• Faces (handout)
• Crayon resist
• Glue portraits (black paper and charcoal)
• Christmas cards
• Design a shoe
• African mask (plaster)