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Art Grade 1 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating presenting; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 Students explore basic components of visual literacy. The analysis of line quality, classification of eight basic colors as primary, secondary, and neutral, and the introduction of implied and actual texture develop their understanding of the elements of art. Students replicate, predict, and create simple patterns in works of art to make meaning. Students develop skill in the use of art tools (graphite and colored pencils, crayons, watercolor and tempera paint, scissors, chalk, and clay) for self-expression and to distinguish between media when looking at works of art. Instruction includes theme or subject matter in works of art (still life, portrait, landscape). This course provides the opportunity for students to make art in collaboration with others and individually, compare images that represent the same subject, and build art vocabulary through discussion on personal portfolios, exhibitions, and culturally important works of art.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Turner, Portfolios: A State of the Art Program, Grade 1, Barrett Kendall, 1998.
Art Prints, Levels 1-3: Set A.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.

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