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Art Grade 2 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating presenting; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 This course develops students’ understanding of the elements of art by introducing space, with a focus on composition and warm and cool colors and their relationship to mood. Students use repetition in their own original works of art to strengthen meaning, while refining acquired and developing new skills in the use of art tools printmaking, paper weaving, and oil pastels) for self-expression. Instruction includes exploring the illusion of space through overlapping and bi-lateral and radial symmetry. This course provides the opportunity for students to begin to recognize cultural diversity by exploring art from various cultures represented in their classroom and build art vocabulary through discussion of personal portfolios, exhibitions, and works of art.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Turner, Portfolios: A State of the Art Program, Grade 2, 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).