1st Grade Art
Welcome to 1st Grade Art!!!

This year, students will continue to concentrate on developing fine motor skills (scissoring, gluing, drawing, etc.) through projects that will explore LINE, SHAPE, FORM, COLOR, and TEXTURE.  In addition, your child will start to be introduced to prominent art, styles, and artists from history.  All projects will allow your child's imagination to soar and will connect to their homeroom class curriculum!


The following Common Core Learning Standards will be addressed through projects and learning in art:

- English Language Arts -
Reading Literature: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
Reading an Informational Text: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Reading Foundational Skills: 1a, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3a, 3b,3e, 3f, 3g
Writing: 2, 5, 8, 11
Speaking and Listening: 1, 2, 3, 6

- Math -
Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 5
Measurement and Data: 1, 2, 3
Geometry: 1, 2, 3


Unit 1: Abstract Art
- Learning Goals -
 
  • Learn about Abstract Art.
  • Learn about the art of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.
  • Practice their understanding of line and pattern in art.
  • Be introduced to a variety of mediums - oil pastels, watercolor paint, markers, and crayons.
  • Identify shapes and create patterns inside of them.
  • Analyze their art and the art of their peers for positive things.
  • Learn about drawing to music.
  • Learn how create visual images for written literature.
     

- Projects -

Musical Abstractions (Matthew's Dream)

 

Click here to view Mrs. Copp's
Abstract Art PowerPoint


Kandinsky Circles

 



Click here to view Mrs. Copp's
Kandinsky's Circles PowerPoint


Joan Miro Abstract Collage


Click here to view Mrs. Copp's Miro PowerPoint



Unit 2: Portraits
- Learning Goals -
  • Learn about different types of portraits.
  • Learn about the art of Hanoch Piven.
  • Practice drawing a self-portrait, making sure the head, shoulders, and facial features are placed correctly.
  • Practice their observation skills by using a mirror to draw a self-portrait.
  • Practice coloring and painting inside the lines.
  • Use their creativity to use found objects to create a face of a person.
  • Be introduced to a variety of mediums - tempera and acrylic paint, found objects, crayons, etc. 
  • Analyze their art and the art of their peers for positive things. 
     
- Projects -

Self-Portraits

 

Hanoch Piven Inspired Portraits

 



Unit 3: Exploring Shapes
- Learning Goals -

  • Learn how to use simple shapes to create a more complicated drawing.
  • Learn 3 different techniques to create texture on paper -shaving cream, tissue paper, and texture rubbings.
  • Learn the process from Cow to Cone by visiting with Cayuga Creamery.
  • Practice their understanding of line and shape in art.
  • Be introduced to a variety of mediums - glue, tissue paper, crayon texture rubbings, watercolor paint, markers, and shaving cream.
  • Learn the parts of the flower.
  • Create a project to use during the music concert.
- Projects -

Create Your Own Ice Cream




Flower Faces





Unit 4: Experimenting with Color, Cutting, and Pattern
- Learning Goals -

  • Review the three primary colors - red, yellow, and blue - and how they mix to create the three secondary colors - orange, green, and violet. 
  • Learn about Elmer the colorful patterned elephant that was different from all the other elephants.
  • Practice their understanding of line and pattern in art.
  • Create a unique designed elephant for the Elmer's Day Parade.
  • Learn to draw an elephant by identifying simple shapes that can be used to draw it with.
  • To review with students the ideas of pattern and symmetry.
  • Have students identify things in the world with pattern and symmetry.
  • To teach students about patience and taking their time to complete a detailed drawing.
  • To give students more practice with scissors.
  • To give students more practice using liquid glue, and to teach them proper glue techniques.
  • To allow students the ability to show their personality through a pizza by writing about it.
  • Analyze their art and the art of their peers for positive things.
 - Projects -

Elmer the Elephant

 


Primary Color Superheroes




Symmetrical Patterned Butterflies





Warm and Cool Fish