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Elementary Visual Elementary Visual ArtArt
•Elements & Principles of Design—the basic “ingredients” of visual art; the language of art
•Art Production—Materials, techniques & skills
•Aesthetics/Art in a cultural setting
The entire Elementary Art program is based on three broad, overlapping areas:
Elements & Principles Elements & Principles of Designof Design:
the basic “ingredients” and language of Visual
Line, Shape, Value, Color, Texture, Contrast,
Art activities are age appropriate
Kindergarten & Grade 1 Artwork
Grade 1 learns about borders and backgrounds
Grade 4 learns about composition, balance, and the element of value.
Grade 5 learns about color schemes, composition and genres of art.
Art Art Production/Materials & Production/Materials &
TechniquesTechniques Students learn how to effectively use
various materials to create original artwork.
Grade 5 weaving effectively combines the elements of Line,
Color, and Texture
Grade 2 used paper sculpture techniques and their knowledge of rainforest animals from a unit
in science in order to produce effective and detailed animal masks.
Grade 4 learns about printmaking and the
use of opposite colors.
Grade 1 uses paint and collage technique in this
“Under the Sea” composition.
Kindergarten & Grade 1 paint self-portraits.
Grade 3 uses collage to learn about distance in a picture.
Grade 4 learns a charcoal technique to help them learn about drawing solid forms.
Aesthetics/Visual Aesthetics/Visual Art in a cultural Art in a cultural
Students look at artwork from various artists and cultures and
use what they see as inspiration for their own work.
They might look at the work of Vincent Van
Gogh. . .
. .or Australian Aboriginal people . .
. . .or work from observation
Drawings by Grade 4
. . .or memory.
International Flag Ceremony, Grade 2
. .or from a combination of knowledge, memory
Grade 2 watercolor
There are some basic rules and routines in the
art room:• Wear protective clothing• Be attentive to instruction• Try your best• Use the materials as they are intended to be
used• Be very careful with scissors• Ask the teacher questions if you do not
understand• Respect other people’s artwork—look but do
It: * holds all of his artwork, * shows his progress over time,* is used for assessment and* provides work for exhibitions in school.
Your child’s portfolio looks something like this.
It will be sent home during the year for you to look at and at the end of the year it will be sent home permanently.