• Art Department

     

    Staff

    Mrs. Kristy Manwiller 
    Mrs. Annie Shrawder

    Kindergarten

    (One 40 minute period per cycle)

    Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students complete a three-year art curriculum that rotates every year. Students learn art history, art across the cultures, and art involving everyday life. In Kindergarten, students will:

    • Practice observation and listening skills in a short sequence of instructions
    • Become familiar with the elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, form, space and pattern
    • Use the elements of art to create their own works of art
    • Learn how to appropriately use a variety of tools and materials to create works of art
    • Be introduced to a variety of art processes: drawing, painting, cutting, tearing, gluing, building, etc.
    • Begin to use problem solving skills to create art
    • Develop social skills by sharing materials with others and through working on cooperative art projects
    • Be introduced to art of various cultures and periods of art history
    • Begin to understand the relationship between art and everyday life

    1st Grade

    (One 40 minute class per cycle PLUS one 40 minute class every other cycle)

    In first grade, students will:

    • Practice observation and listening skills throughout their art production.
    • Acquire a basic art vocabulary to enable them to voice their artistic knowledge effectively.
    • Develop a stronger awareness of the elements of art and use the elements to create pieces of art: line, shape,color, texture, form and space.
    • Improve their fine and gross motor skills through the use of a variety of art materials and processes: cutting, gluing, tearing, drawing, painting, printmaking, building, etc.
    • Use problem-solving skills to create pieces of art.
    • Develop social skills by discussing and creating art with others.
    • Self-reflect on their art pieces.
    • Compare and contrast various pieces of art.
    • Become introduced to various periods of art history in its chronological order.
    • Realize the global and cultural significance of art.
    • Develop an awareness of the relationship between art with other subject areas and everyday life: math, science, social studies, music, and literature.

    2nd Grade

    (One 40 minute class per cycle PLUS one 40 minute class every other cycle)

    Students in second grade will:

    • Practice listening and observation skills through a more complex set of directions
    • Develop a fundamental art vocabulary to enable them to speak about art effectively
    • Fully explore the elements of art and apply them to create their own successful pieces of art: line, shape, color, texture, form and space
    • Continue to improve fine and gross motor schools by creating more complicated works of work, using various art processes and mediums: drawing, painting, building, sculpting, printmaking, etc.
    • Continue to more successfully solve problems by creating pieces of art
    • Improve social skills by working with other students in group discussions and projects.
    • Effectively self-reflect on their artistic choices and problem solving skills
    • Compare and contrast various pieces of art in a group discussion
    • Explore in further detail the art of various historical periods in their chronological order: Pre-historic, Egyptian, Greek/Roman, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th & 20th century
    • Explore in further detail the art of various cultures: Native American, Mexican, African, European and Asian
    • Continue to realize the relationship between art with other subject areas and everyday life: math, science, social studies, music, and literature
    • Continue to explore the global and historical significance of the visual arts

    3rd Grade

    (One 40 minute class per cycle PLUS one 40 minute class every other cycle)

    The Intermediate Art curriculum is aligned with the Pennsylvania Standards for Art Education. In 3rd grade we reinforce learning the "Elements of Art" (line, shape, color, etc.) that are introduced at the primary level. Intermediate students are also introduced to the "Principles of Art," or the design applications for the "Elements of Art." There is a 3-year cycle of thematic units, changing from Multi-Cultural, Western Art History, and Art in Everyday Life. Student work is displayed in hallways throughout the year with a school-wide year-end art show.