Grace Lutheran School

Academics

Visual Arts

Students at Grace Lutheran School will
learn and apply the elements of art.

They will develop an understanding and appreciation of art history through observation and critique. Students will improve their fine motor skills and learn art techniques as they are encouraged to expressively create their own art work and use famous artists’ work for inspiration.

In kindergarten, students will learn many art basics.

  • They will produce a variety of lines using different mediums
  • Learn to use scissors with control
  • Model clay to create a sphere
  • Draw original artwork including: a portrait, indoor drawing, outdoor drawing, landscape drawing and non-objective designs
  • Students will demonstrate a simple print-making technique
  • They will identify lines, shapes and the subject of artwork.
  • Students will learn to explain how stories can be told in pictures and or words

In first grade, students will…

  • Create themed artwork including: people, animals and things
  • They will identify and use various types of lines, shapes, textures and from
  • Identify and use primary colors, value and space
  • Identify and demonstrate concept of center
  • Create alternating patterns
  • Discuss a response to artwork based on student’s life experiences
  • Identify works of art by famous artists.  Compare and contrast two artworks on subject matter and use of line, color and shape
  • Design wearable art
  • Create a portrait and still life with one object
  • Use glue with control
  • Identify a folded edge
  • Model clay by pinching pulling and rolling
  • Demonstrate a monoprint process
  • They will learn to apply paint by dragging a brush, not pushing
  • Fill an area with solid color

Second grade students will learn to…

  • Change pressure when coloring to create two values
  • Paint lines with control
  • Mix two colors to create a third color
  • Create a paper weaving
  • Manipulate paper to create a relief
  • Make coils with clay and flattened slab
  • Create a still life from observation
  • Create a landscape
  • Design a building that serves a function in the community and includes building parts
  • Compare and contrast two artworks
  • Identify the following in artworks: geometric forms, foreground background, real textures, contrast, variety of colors
  • Explain different responses to different artworks. Identify and create a complex pattern. Identify and use foreground and background to create illusion of space
  • Identify and use secondary colors, light and dark values, geometric forms and textures
  • Identify zigzag, dotted and wavy lines
  • Create original artwork that communicates the following: Nature and places

Third grade students will learn to…

  • Create original artwork about community or group identity
  • Identify and use horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines
  • Differentiate between shapes and forms
  • Identify and demonstrate: sculpture-in-the-round, invented textures, warm and cool colors, middle ground, overlapping and change of size to create illusion of space
  • Students will identify and use symmetrical balance and size contrast
  • Compare different responses students have to the same artwork
  • Compare and contrast two pieces of artwork on: subject matter, media, use of line, color, shape and texture, theme, place and purpose of art in culture
  • Create a container, an original artwork of a figure in action pose, an original city scape
  • Create applied pressure textures with clay
  • Demonstrate an additive process
  • Apply paint in even strokes with watercolor
  • Layer two or more colors using pencil crayon or oil pastel

Fourth grade students will learn to…

  • Create light, medium and dark values
  • Apply watercolor to wet areas to blend color
  • Use tempera paint, create a tint and shade
  • Build materials to create a relief
  • Apply a variety of paper folding techniques
  • Model clay to make organic forms
  • Create facial features in correct proportion
  • Create an abstract face
  • Create an original seascape
  • Exaggerate or distort a still life to create an abstract still life
  • Create an example of graphic art
  • Compare and contrast two artworks on: subject matter, media, use of value and space, theme, place purpose of art in culture
  • Identify and use: radial balance, center of interest, positive and negative space placement and change in detail to create an illusion of space
  • Identify and use: tints, shades, value scale, sculpture relief and organic shapes
  • Create original artwork that communicates the environment and time

Fifth grade students will learn to…

  • Create original artwork that includes: patriotism, the United States, the world and time
  • Identify and use: contour lines, symbolic shapes, illusion of form, simulated textures, intermediate and neutral colors, asymmetry, texture contrast, relative size
  • Identify arrangement of colors on the color wheel
  • Identify and use a single horizon line and converging lines that create an illusion of space
  • Compare two artworks based on: time, place, subject matter, media, use of elements, theme, purpose of art in culture and use of material and technology
  • Create an original building
  • Create facial feature in correct proportion based on observation
  • Create an outdoor scene with the illusion of space
  • Use paper joining techniques
  • Model clay to make organic forms
  • Demonstrate a subtractive printmaking process
  • Make a variety of colors with paint
  • Using tempera paint, create a sharp, clear edge between colors

Sixth grade students will learn to…

  • Use a pencil to draw a continuous line that describes an object from observation
  • Use smooth, overlapping brush strokes with opaque paint
  • Demonstrate a printmaking process
  • Create a relief by joining two or more surface
  • Create a realistic and abstract portrait from observation
  • Illustrate text
  • Compare and contrast two artworks in a critique
  • Identify and use: shape, line, size contrast, symmetrical form
  • Compare and contrast positive and negative shape in two-dimensional work
  • Identify and use monochromatic colors

Seventh grade students will learn to…

  • Use a variety of media to create simulated texture
  • Use a variety of brush strokes to create texture
  • Demonstrate a relief block print
  • Create an in-the-round artwork by joining two or more surfaces
  • Create artwork including the human figure and still life from observation
  • Compare and contrast two artworks in a critique. Identify and use radial balance and center of interest
  • Compare and contrast positive and negative shape in two-dimensional work
  • Identify and use analogous colors
  • Differentiate between high and low relief
  • Identify real/actual texture
  • Identify and use rhythmic lines and shapes

Eighth grade students will learn to…

  • Create even, continuous graduated tones using pencil or colored pencil
  • Create a variety of color, tints and shades by mixing pigments
  • Demonstrate a printmaking process using a variety of ink colors
  • Create a three-dimensional piece artwork
  • Create a realistic and abstract landscape
  • Create original, functional art
  • Compare and contrast two artworks in a critique
  • Identify and use color and value contrast, symmetrical balance
  • Identify one-point linear perspective to create illusion of space
  • Identify and use a range of values
  • Identify and use invented texture
  • Identify and use weighted contour, parallel and perpendicular lines