Exposure to a variety of media at each grade level including ceramics, wire, printmaking, charcoal, pastels, and painting. Student Art Fairs are in January (K–4) and April/May (5–8).

Year at a Glance


Line - Non-Objective Line Sculptures
- Self-portraits
Shapes - Geometric Shapes Combined to Create Images
Color - Roy G. Biv
- The Color Wheel
Form - Create a Sphere & Manipulate it into a Given Item
Rhythm & Repetition - Pattern & Repeating Shapes of Various Sizes
- Printmaking
Texture - Pet/Animal Portraits from Mixed Media
- Ceramics
- Collage
First Grade
Line - Types of Lines
Shape - Identify shapes & Sort by Size
Color - Primary Colors
Space - Background & Foreground
Form - Sculpture
- Identify & Use Forms
Contrast - Collage
Repetition - Alternating Patterns
Rhythm - Cityscapes
Texture - ID & Use Texture
- Mixed Media
Second Grade
Line - Zig-zag & Dotted Lines
Shape - Geometric Shapes
Space - Background & Foreground
Contrast - Color Contrast
Rhythm & Repetition - Complex Patterns
Texture - Actual Texture


Third Grade
3rd will examine the various cultures around the world and the art made there. The Elements and Principles of Art will also be implemented.
North America - Aztec Art
- Regionalism
South America - Amazon Animals
Europe - Op Art Hands
- Caves at Lascaux
- Van Gogh Sunflowers
Antarctica - Penguins
Africa - Kente Cloth: Paper Weaving
Asia - Indian Art
Oceania & Australia - Underwater Oceanscape
Fourth Grade
4th will examine the various cultures around the world and the art made there. The Elements and Principles of Art will also be further implemented.
North America - Day of the Dead
- Wayne Thiebaud
South America - Dinosaurs: Argentinian Dino Fossils
Europe - Viking Ships
- Castle Drawings: Symmetry
Antarctica - Iceberg Drawings: Value Scale
Africa - Sunset on the Serengeti: African Animals in Silhouette (Positive/Negative Space)
Asia - Chinese Pottery & Cherry Blossoms
Oceania & Hawaiian Art
Fifth Grade
5th will examine the various cultures around the world and the art made there. The Elements and Principles of Art will also be further implemented.
North America - Pineapples: Outline, Line Patterns
- Totem Poles: Asymmetrical/Informal Balance
South America - Peruvian Llamas
Europe - Expressionist Cartooning
Antarctica - Snowy Landscape
Africa - Morroccan Art
Asia - Japanese Prints/Hokusai
Oceania & Australia - Aboriginal Dot Paintings

Middle School

Sixth Grade
Ancient and Traditional Art are the focus of 6th Grade. Throughout the year the Elements of Art are mastered and critique is practiced.
Prehistoric Art - Symbolic Art & Mixed Media
Ancient Mesopotamian Art - Two-point Perspective Drawings
- Value/Shading
Egyptian Art - Hieroglyphics
- Portraiture
- Symmetrical Design
Ancient Greek Art - Narrative Pottery
Roman Art - Relief Sculptures
Asian Art - Landscapes
- Mandelas
Middle Ages
Medieval & Gothic
- Illuminated Manuscripts & Typography
- Stained Glass Windows: Positive & Negative Space
Renaissance & Baroque - DaVinci: Invention Sketches
- Fancy Baroque Portraits
African&Art - Ceremonial Art & Masks
Realism - Realistic Proportion
- Figure Drawing
Seventh Grade
Modern Art is the focus of 7th Grade. Throughout the year the Principles of Design are introduced as well as aesthetics and constructive criticism.
Impressionism - Monet: Landscapes With Depth
Post-Impressionism - Van Gogh: Gestural Botanical Paintings with Rhythm & Movement
-Seurat: Pointillist Still Lifes & Color Theory
Expressionism - Kandinsy: Expressive Abstraction & Organic Shapes
Abstraction & De Stijl - Mandrian: Elemental & Simplified Art
Harlem Renaissance - Dali: Dreamscapes
Cubism - Picasso: Cartoon Cubism & Scale
Surrealism - Dali: Dreamscapes
Abstract Epressionism - Pollock: Splatter Painting & Color Schemes
Pop Art - Warhol: Pop Culture
- Ceramics
Postmodernism & Deconstructivism - Gerhard Richter: Abstract Paintings With Texture
Eighth Grade
Eighth Grade focuses on the Roles of Art throughout human history. The Principles of Design are further integrated as well as aesthetics and constructive criticism.
Art as Entertainment - Cartooning
Art for Social Change - Graphic Design
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Functional Art - Architectural Planning & 3D Models
- Math Integration
Commercial Art - Logo Design
- Color Theory
Art Documenting Life - Realistic Rendering of Native Species
Art for Creative Expression - Student Led Artwork
Symbolic & Ritual Art - Religious Symbolism Showcasing Confirmation Saint
Art for Communiation & Storytelling - Stop-motion Animation
Art for Art's Sake - Student's Choice
- Capstone Project
- Integrating Principals of Design

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