Students apply art skills and concepts acquired at previous levels. They learn to perceive subtle qualities of line, color, shape, form, texture and particularly value, becoming aware of gradual and sharp contrasts in light, color and other visual changes that can be seen in natural and constructed environments.
Lessons emphasize sketching using gradations of tone to change two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional forms and rendering objects more accurately in proper proportion. The skills gained in the drawing unit enhance other lessons presented in painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, art appreciation, and art history.
Various arts and cultures around the world are explored through a variety of resources including technology. In addition, all classes will create art that correlates to our PTO- A.R.T. gallery artist. Fifth graders have the opportunity to serve as docents for this program and lead gallery tours for children in younger grades.