Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: No
Kindergarten Art equips learners with visual skills using critical thinking, imagination, and the senses to observe and explore the world. Throughout the course, students learn about and apply the elements of art and principles of design within a variety of Projects. Each Unit has four Projects that build a variety of art skills and utilize a number of mediums including coloring, drawing, painting, cutting, and craft making. Students will have opportunities to explore art history and culture by analyzing artistic styles from a variety of cultures. The course concludes with opportunities to respond to and analyze artworks of self and others through the exhibition of artwork created throughout the school year. In kindergarten, students learn to use a variety of art materials, and they will being to develop sensory skills. Students practice recognizing and describing the elements of art in nature, famous artwork, and the world around them. They might look closely at the shapes of trees, and interpret their observations into a line drawing. Or they might discuss the use of lines in a painting: Are the lines straight or wavy, thick or thin? They might identify the basic shapes in a painting, such as circles, squares, and triangles. This is a time when students start to see art in a craft project.
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