Curriculum OverviewOur students will be hard at work during the school year. It is very rewarding to see them create. Below is a sampling of some of the art activities children will be participating in.
Watch for the Gourds and Art Bots in 4th grade.
Kindergarten--Unit 1: Thinking and Working as Artists student will be discovering materials (arranging natural materials and/or stones and drawing); crayon techniques; inventing lines with markers; the art of tearing and cutting (arranging both torn and cut paper shapes into an artwork); meeting the paint brush (a brush stroke composition that we will later add color to); experiments with watercolor, etc.
1st Grade--The Dot; Unit 1: Looking Around: Seeing Our World we will create beautiful buildings (drawing); look at lines and shapes (print making); make textures to see (drawing of a picture with different textures; make textures to touch (foil relief), paper weaving to make placemats, etc.
2nd Grade--The Dot; Unit 1: Nature's Beauty: Looking and Seeing students will look at trees as subject matter(drawing); looking at leaves (oil pastels & watercolor painting); color (painting of a garden, mixing tints and shades); nature painting, weaving on cardboard painted cardboard frames, etc.
3rd Grade--Geo-shapes; Relief work; Unit 1: Alone and Together: Art forms and Media we will work on portraits and self-portraits; facial proportion (drawing); expression and mood; drawing people; drawing people outdoors; positive and negative shapes, weaving on looms, etc.
4th Grade--Geo-shapes; Unit 1:Appearances: Looking at Our World we will make contour drawings (hands); gesture drawings & study proportion (figural drawing); seeing bodies in motion (line and movement in wire sculptures); looking at colors (mixing paint colors, mixing tints and shades, ); looking at trees (shape/structure), weaving on recycled CDs, etc.
5th Grade--Students will work on scratch art, print making, one-point perspective, mask making, foreshortening, wire-sculptures, etc.
Visit my Nature Center Page to see what we will be doing in our habitat/garden this school year, along with the building/revitalization projects we are working on. It is a work in progress so you may have to check back often.
For the most part, we use Explorations in ART by Davis Publications, along with teacher created materials. I do supplement with some extensions developed in collaboration with Science Specialist Shelley Tomlinson from Ozarks Unlimited Resource Cooperative (OUR Coop).