Each grade will learn and build upon an understanding of art concepts and vocabulary, develop art skills and techniques, demonstrate thinking skills using the art process, and communicate through art.  Students will also learn to use art material safely and appropriately.


  • observe nature and use God’s creation as inspiration for ideas
  • explore different art media and how they can be combined
  • practice drawing skills – observational and expressive
  • learn about color families – warm, cool, neutral, primary, secondary
  • see how artists have used art concepts and vocabulary-line and direction, tactile and visual textures, geometric and organic shapes
  • follows oral directions, working in sequential steps.


  • identifies and demonstrates different line qualities-i.e. thick/thin
  • practice the use of color families in art projects to reinforce warm, cool, neutral, primary, and secondary groups
  • explore different art media and combinations – both 2-D and 3-D-and geometric and organic shapes to create free form
  • creates space by using overlapping and relative size
  • varies pressure and placement, controls direction with tools
  • learn about art from different countries – printing objects
  • learn about artists and see how they use art concepts in their work


  • practice using color families and explore color mixing – tints and shades
  • understands and demonstrates light and dark values
  • identifies positive and negative space
  • learn about seven elements of design
  • learn how to draw a person in proportion – whole body
  • explore different art media through various projects – 2-D and 3-D
  • practice observational drawing, putting art elements into practice


  • practice observational drawing skills – especially different views
  • explore different art media through various projects – 2-D and 3-D
  • identifies and uses line to create texture, defines space using ground/horizon line
  • observe color and reproduce it using knowledge of color mixing, complementary colors, symmetry and balance
  • identifies and mixes colors, value, tint/shade, monochromatic colors
  • learn about some of the possibilities of clay


  • identifies and uses analogous color
  • creates space using foreground, middle and background
  • identifies an area of emphasis or center of interest
  • learn about perspective drawing and do a project in linear one-point perspective
  • identifies and uses balance, contour lines
  • practice observational and expressive drawing, using the technical knowledge in regards to figure and facial drawings, etc.
  • explore different art media through various projects – both 2-D and 3-D


  • follows multi level instruction
  • develops long term projects
  • beginning understanding of and build upon the principle of organization (balance, emphasis, proportion, movement, repetition, variety, harmony) as well as elements of design (line, shape, form, value, texture, shape, color)
  • applies learned concepts, vocabulary, skills, and techniques through a creative process
  • begin to describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate own work
  • begin to distinguish applied art skills from various artists, cultures and times
  • create textural effects by creating variations in value, combines media for visual and expressive purposes