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Art Grade 5 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating presenting; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 This course introduces the principles of design as a compositional concept, focusing on unity and harmony. Representational, abstract, and nonrepresentational (non-objective) works of art are identified, described, and created using all the elements of art thoughtfully. This course deepens observational drawing skills through gesture, contour, and single-point perspective (transparent and solid geometric objects in space) drawing instruction. The use of individual sketchbook/journals continues as students solve artmaking problems using found objects, traditional mixed media, and electronic media where available. Students begin to develop criteria to evaluate works of art in cultural and historical context.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Turner, Portfolios: A State of the Art Program, Grade 5, Barrett Kendall, 1998.
Art Prints, Levels 4-6: Set B.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.

Supplementary Resources
Art Study Sets (19 titles; available at the IMC).