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Art Grade 6 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating presenting; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 In this course, all elements of art are identified in relationship to the principles of design (especially balance), theme, genre, style, and chosen media to analyze and interpret works of art. This course offers opportunities to practice and refine acquired observational drawing skills (gesture, contour, and rendering), painting, printmaking, fiber, and sculptural skills. Experience in single-point perspective is refined and extended when two-point perspective is introduced. The use of individual sketchbook/journals continues as students solve-art making problems, including visual metaphors. Researching visual art and its role in ancient cultures provides students an opportunity to share representative images, symbols, unique use of the elements of art, and their own reflective works of art in a portfolio, exhibition, or presentation.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Turner, Portfolios: A State of the Art Program, Grade 6, 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).