Art

Art

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Students experience art through a wide range of materials:
  • colored pencils
  • oil pastels
  • acrylic paint
  • water color paints
  • tempra paint
  • ceramic clay, glazes & kiln firing
  • air drying clay
  • modeling clay
  • paper forming
  • chalk
  • markers
Philosophy
  • God is the Master Artist and Creator. He FIRST established Color and Design in Nature and the world HE created
  • His creation shows the ultimate display of creativity
  • He has gifted every one of us with creative abilities
Objective
  • Develop creative thinking and creative expression in each student
  • Teach the basic Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Value, Space and Form
  • Build confidence in each student’s ability to apply these Elements of Art, in their own individual creative style as they create ART
  • Introduce students to a wide range of Artistic Expressions and mediums:  Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, 3D design, Clay and mixed media
  • Show examples of how various Artists have applied these Elements of Art to their work

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

  • Learn Primary and Secondary Colors, along with a basic understanding of the Color wheel
  • Learn shapes – Organic and Geometric
  • Creative Drawing and exploration of a variety of drawing materials, pencil, oil pastels, markers
  • Create Art work that teaches the application of each of the Elements of Art
  • Progressively more difficult Art projects that stretch their creative thinking abilities

3rd - 5th Grade

  • Review colors, learn basic principles of color theory, complementary colors, and mixing colors
  • Develop basic drawing skills and the application of these skills to create a finished drawing
  • Learn more advanced application of combining the Elements of Art in creative ways
  • Cooperative learning experiences in group Art projects and artist job interviews to explore integration of art into everyday life

6th - 8th Grade

  • Advanced color theory: tints, tones, and shades, triadic & analogous colors
  • Advanced Drawing techniques taught: perspective, foreshortening, shading & shadows, foreground, middle, & background
  • Strong emphasis on creativity and individual expression in every Art lesson
  • Basic Art History
  • Advanced creative problem solving in 3D Art

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