• Art Classroom Information

    Art Curriculum

    ·       Following the district Art Curriculum, we will focus on various techniques for creating artwork, in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work.  Not only will the students learn that there is a multitude of ways to portray people, places, objects and emotions through art, but on a higher level, they will learn that there are different ways of approaching almost any subject matter.  As we go through the program, the art projects will focus on the elements of art: line, shape, color, value, texture, form, and space, while incorporating the principles of design: repetition, balance, emphasis, contrast, and unity. 

    ·   Along with the elements and principles, the students will explore works by the masters, hopefully gaining an appreciation for all types of art from various times and genres throughout history.  In the coming months, your child will view, and study, works by Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edward Hopper, Frida Kahlo, Wassily Kandinsky, Jacob Lawrence, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre A. Renoir, Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, Georges Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh and more!

    ·   Finally, we will discover how various cultures create(d) art.  This will include projects that reflect the cultural arts from countries around the world, such as: the ancient arts from Egypt, Sumi-e ink painting from Japan and China, the era of Harlem Renaissance, and the Hispanic craft arts.


    Please note that art projects are not assessed on how good a student is artistically.  Although there are not Common Core Guidelines for Fine Arts as of yet, CUSD #200 has adopted the grading scale for the Report Cards.

    N – Not yet Evident

    S – With Support

    I – Independent

    The new Report Card categories for Art, and how Projects are assessed on the Assessment Sheet:

    a) Actively Participates and follows directions…

    b) Understands Concepts…elements, process…

    c) Uses materials neatly and properly…

    (*Effort is no longer part of the Report Card, though I include it on the Assessment Sheets for students to help Self-Assess themselves while in Art Class, it is no longer part of the rubric.)