Art Curriculum

Art Teacher: Mrs. Quetell


  • Explore colors, shapes and numbers
  • Distinguish between primary, secondary and complementary colors
  • Explore art history and artists of the world
  • Develop fine motor skills through use of clay, scissors, paint, pencil, etc.
  • Explore print-making
  • Learn differences between 2D and 3D art
  • Explores textures


  • Review color wheel, colors and shapes
  • Expand use of basic shapes to make more complex shapes
  • Explore use of entire space
  • Develop understanding of artists, cultures and intentions of art
  • Continue development of fine motor skills through art tools
  • Explore proportion
  • Explore abstract and realistic art
  • Continue use of clay to develop skills
  • Begin use of portfolio and self-assessment


  • Develop sense of depth and proportion
  • Continue learning to use entire space
  • Explore realistic art
  • Explore positive and negative space
  • Increase knowledge of art history
  • Explore use of value and relief in art
  • Continue use of clay to develop skill in sculpting
  • Continue use of portfolio and self-assessment, exploring critical assessment


  • Explore formal elements of landscape
  • Develop understanding of depth through development of proportion skills
  • Develop sense of value and use of relief
  • Build on ceramic knowledge
  • Explore self-portraiture
  • Explore new print-making techniques
  • Understand museums and their place in society
  • Develop ability to draw realistically
  • Practice working in groups to create unified product


  • Explore one point and two point perspectives
  • Build vocabulary and awareness of design principles
  • Practice creating still life
  • Explore use of drawing pencils and other drawing utensils
  • Continue building on ceramic knowledge
  • Develop understanding of art’s impact on society
  • Develop understanding of value through color, tone and texture
  • Develop creation of movement
  • Develop critical thinking skills respective to self-assessment in one’s own work
  • Critical thinking of others work.


  • Develop awareness of rhythm, movement and unity
  • Develop confidence, understanding, and use of positive and negative space
  • Build conscious awareness of art in the world
  • Extend knowledge for creation with 3D intentions
  • Develop ability to look at details in works of art through discussion and practice
  • Enhance knowledge of art history
  • Develop understanding for the principles and elements of design
  • Further develop knowledge and skill working with clay
  • Develop awareness of various art careers