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Mr. G Introduction

Art Classroom Rules

What are we learning?


Students will demonstrate knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques unique to the visual arts. Use a variety of materials and media, for example, crayons, chalk, paint, clay, various kinds of papers, textiles, and yarns, and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects. Create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) media, for example: 2D – drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, weaving; 3D – plastic (malleable) materials such as clay and paper, wood, or found objects for assemblage and construction. Learn and use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques.


Students will demonstrate their powers of observation, abstraction, invention, and expression in a variety of media, materials, and techniques. Create 2D and 3D artwork from direct observation. Create 2D and 3D expressive artwork that explores abstraction. Create 2D and 3D artwork from memory or imagination to tell a story or embody an idea or fantasy.


Students will demonstrate knowledge of the processes of creating and exhibiting their own artwork: drafts, critique, self-assessment, refinement, and exhibit preparation. Select a work or works created during the year and discuss them with a parent, classmate, or teacher, explaining how the work was made, and why it was chosen for discussion. Select works for exhibition and work as a group to create a display. As a class, develop and use criteria for informal classroom discussions about art.


Students will describe and analyze their own work and the work of others using appropriate visual arts vocabulary. When appropriate, students will connect their analysis to interpretation and evaluation. In the course of making and viewing art, learn ways of discussing it, such as by making a list of all of the images seen in an artwork (visual inventory); and identifying kinds of color, line, texture, shapes, and forms in the work. Classify artworks into general categories, such as painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, pottery, textiles, architecture, photography, and film. Describe similarities and differences in works, and present personal responses to the subject matter, materials, techniques, and use of design elements in artworks (Grades 3, 4 and 5) Explain strengths and weaknesses in their own work, and share comments constructively and supportively within the group.