Mia Sweeney
  • Program Goals:
     
    • Effort = Success
    • Promote a growth mindset... every situation is an opportunity to grow and learn
    • To encourage students to become motivated to learn in an environment that is sensitive to their individual needs and learning styles
     
    Essential Questions:
     
    • Who is an artist?
    • What is the role of an artist? 
    • How do we define an artist's style?
    • How do we define the artistic process?
    • How can an artist use their life experiences to create a work of art?
    • What symbols can an artist use to communicate meaning?
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  • Grade Level Expectations for Elementary Art

    Kindergarten

    At the end of kindergarten, a Clarence elementary student should be able to:

    1. Manipulate materials appropriately (development of fine motor skills).

    2. Recognize different art media/ materials.

     

    First Grade

    At the end of first grade, a Clarence elementary student should be able to:

    1. Create artwork that is made up of many elements.

    2. Create artwork with meaning/intent/ideas/purpose.

     

    Second Grade

    At the end of second grade, a Clarence elementary student should be able to:

    1. Understand and utilize the artistic process (blending of idea/intent with the disciplined pursuit of quality craftsmanship).

    2. Create a composition utilizing design principles.

     

    Third Grade

    At the end of third grade, a Clarence elementary student should be able to:

    1. Differentiate between different styles of artwork.

    2. Utilize an artist's journal.

    3. Create a written reflection on a piece of artwork. Support your claim with what you see.

     

    Fourth Grade

    At the end of fourth grade, a Clarence elementary student should be able to:

    1. Respond to works of art.

    2. Know about some cultural institutions (museums and galleries) and community opportunities (art festivals) for looking at original art and talking to visiting artists, to increase their understanding of art.

    3. Refine detail in their artwork.

     

    Fifth Grade

    At the end of fifth grade, a Clarence elementary student should be able to:

    1. Develop an original piece of artwork from concept to final presentation.

    2. Identify professions in the arts.

    3. Identify differences in applied and fine arts.