PreK – 2nd grade
Primary age students are guided in developing a sharpened visual sense in order that they may “see” the world around them with greater care. This enables them to observe objects more personally. Students will learn to look for shapes and patterns. They will be introduced to basic art media and vocabulary, and the art elements of line and color. They will learn how to use basic art tools. Emphasis is on building the skills necessary for their art production. It is more focus on the “process” of making art. Students at this early stage are also given many opportunities to experiment with materials as part of the process.
3rd – 5th grade
The students will develop the skill of recognizing and producing art in both two and three-dimensional media. They will continue to expand their art vocabulary and learn what makes up the different art medias and techniques. They will learn how to use and care for the art materials needed for the creative process. Students will begin to learn about the elements of art and the principles of design. Knowing these concepts and their terminology will help them understand the different styles and forms of art and to use the appropriate vocabulary in class discussions. They will be introduced to the work of well-known artists and be able to recognize and discuss similarities and differences in these artists’ work of art.