2015-2016 Art schedule coming soon
Greenwood is lucky to have a full-time Art teacher, Linda Carlson-Brazil. Students enjoy two to three Art classes each week. The goal in Art is to challenge children and expand learning using a variety of materials, supplies, exposure to artists and connections with literacy, science and math. Students learn how to edit, critique and self evaluate their art.
Design Elements and Principles
The curriculum in the Art room focuses on the elements and principles of design. The students learn how to recognize and use each.
Elements of Design
LINE: Type-direction and quality-appearance
SHAPE: Organic and free form and geometric
COLOR: Primary, secondary, analogous, complementary, cool, warm and monochromatic
VALUE: Tints and shades, light and dark
FORM: 3-D having length, width and height, viewed from many sides
TEXTURE: Actual/implied, stippling/hatching, scribbling/broken lines
SPACE: Foreground, background, middle ground, horizon line, positive/occupied, negative, overlapping
Principles of Organization
BALANCE: Asymmetrical, symmetrical, radial
CONTRAST: Smooth/rough, heavy/light, thick/thin
EMPHASIS: Importance given to certain objects or areas
MOVEMENT: Draws viewer’s eye through an artwork
PATTERN: Repetition and organized
RHYTHM: Repeated elements to create movement, alternating, random, regular
UNITY: Combination of elements to create wholeness pulls together
Some of the artists the students explore include:
Visual Art Report Card
To learn more about the Visual Art Report Card Standards by Grade, click http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/Standards/.