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K-6 Visual Arts Concepts and Skills

 

East Hartford Public Schools Visual Arts Department

Overview of Curriculum Concepts -Knowledge - Skills

Bolded concepts/knowledge and skills are to be focused on in the identified grade level year.  Students will be able to demonstrate understanding through creating and applying.

Un-bolded concepts/knowledge and skills are to be introduced in the identified grade level year. Students will be able to demonstrate initial understanding through identifying, recognizing and labeling.

Concepts/Knowledge and Skills are sequential from year to year.

Grade K - Visual Arts Curriculum

Concepts/Knowledge

Skills

Cut

Repeating steps

Fold

Cutting

Pattern

Color - using primary colors

Line - straight, wavy, zigzag, curved

Line and shape recognition

Shape - circle, square, triangle, rectangle, rhombus                          

Patterning

Color - Primary colors

     

Direction: (inside, outside, over, under)

              

Self Portrait

                     



























Grade 1 - Visual Arts Curriculum           

Concepts/Knowledge          

Skills

Trace

Primary and secondary color recognition

Outline

Create a drawing using various lines and geometric shapes

Texture

                     

Lines and shapes

Proficiency using pencils, crayons, markers and tools

Background

Demonstrate competency in cutting, tracing. pasting and gluing

Middleground

                

Foreground

                   

Color - Secondary

            

Use tools correctly

                

Grade 2 - Visual Arts Curriculum

Concepts/Knowledge

Skills

Foreground

Create foreground, middle ground and background in a piece of artwork

Middle ground

              

Background

                      

Texture

                     

Colors - warm and cool, secondary

Identify and use warm and cool colors

Details

Create a drawing using details

Grade 3 - Visual Arts Curriculum

Concepts/Knowledge

Skills

Shapes - geometric and organic

Identify and create using geometric/organic shapes

Color - Complementary Colors

Identify and create using complementary colors

Texture

Create a one color print

Collage

        

Symmetry

            

Space - positive and negative

Identify and create using positive/negative space

                   

Weaving

Grade 4 - Visual Arts Curriculum

Concepts/Knowledge

Skills

Shapes - Organic

Create using organic shapes

Colors - Complementary, tints, shades

Identify tints and shades and create  using complementary colors

Line

Create using line

Abstract

                       

Landscape

Create a landscape

             

Respond to a work of art- Analyzing and Describing

Grade 5 - Visual Arts Curriculum

Concepts/Knowledge

Skills

Colors -tints, shades, intermediate/tertiary

Identify and create  using  tints and shades

Perspective

Create perspective in an artwork

Value

 Create value in an artwork

Still Life

Drawing a still life from observation

Sculpture Three-Dimensional

Create and assemble 3-D forms using a multi-step process

Proportion

Create a self portrait w/correct facial proportion

Cultural Awareness

Demonstrate knowledge of cultural characteristics

Critique

Evaluate their own and others work

Grade 6

Concepts/Knowledge

Skills

Colors  intermediate/tertiary

Identify and create  using  tints and shades

Perspective/depth

Create 1 point perspective in an artwork/ create 2 point perspective in an artwork

Value

Create value in an artwork

Still Life

Create still life composition/contour drawing

Sculpture Three-Dimensional

Additive and subtractive techniques

Proportion

Create gesture and figure drawings

Cultural Awareness/Color

Demonstrate knowledge of cultures by creating works of art

Respond

Evaluate their own and others work using appropriate terminology/ Assess work

Inter-disciplinary Connections

Egyptian, Greek and Medieval focus in Social Studies

 

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