The fourth grade arts program reinforces positive attitudes and skills developed in earlier grades and offers new ways to apply skills and concepts in drawing, painting, collage, fiber arts, mixed media, and sculpture. Students are introduced to proportion, perspective, and color theory and continue to develop other basic design elements such as texture, form and pattern.
Students learn about styles, characteristics, similarities, and contrasts between the arts of various Native American cultures. Fourth graders will have the opportunity to learn about and work with a variety of native plants used for basketry and fiber dyes that will grow in Ray School’s new “Gathering Garden“. The work of a North American artist, (such as Georgia O’Keeffe or Frederick Remington), is explored, enhancing their understanding of art and expanding their knowledge of U.S. history. In addition, all classes will create art that correlates to our PTO- A.R.T. gallery artist.