3rd and 4th Grade students attend Art class once every six days, where they learn about artists and art techniques, art in different cultures and throughout time, and how to evaluate artworks of self, peers, and historical and contemporary artists. 3rd and 4th Grade students learn to use appropriate vocabulary when discussing the elements of art, including line, shape, color, texture, form, space, and value, and the principles of design, including emphasis, repetition/pattern, movement/rhythm, contrast/variety, balance, proportion, and unity. Students produce drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, and other art forms such as ceramics, fiber art, constructions, mixed media, installation art, digital art and media, and photographic imagery using a variety of materials.
1st and 2nd grade students attend art class once every six days, building skills related to line, shape, color, texture, and form, and the principles of design, including emphasis, repetition/pattern, and balance, in nature and human-made environments. Students practice each technique or element they learn, and often create artwork in the style of artists they learn about. In addition, they create seasonal art and have many opportunities to make choices about how or what they create. Students learn creative problem-solving skills and explore a wide variety of art mediums.