• Kindergarten Art Learning Objectives
    Creation is at the heart of the visual arts curriculum. Students learn to work with various tools, processes and media. They learn to make choices that enhance the communication of their ideas. Students learn to make critical judgments as they develop aesthetic perception by interacting with works of art and becoming knowledgeable about history and world culture.

    Media, Tools, Methods

    • Use a variety of media to draw and paint.
    • Use scissors and glue with control.
    • Use a variety of processes to connect and combine materials.
    • Use processes to build vertically and horizontally.
    • Use clay processes of pushing, pulling, rolling, rubbing and squeezing.
    • Use clay assembly processes.
    • Use and care for art tools in the classroom.
    • Use and combine techniques of working with paper.
    • Discuss the methods and process he or she has used to make art works.
    • Use a printmaking process.
    • Safely use various tools to create and finish art works.
    Principles and Elements
    • Identify and draw different kinds of lines (straight, curved, angular, broad and narrow).
    • Close lines to create shapes.
    • Identify and draw basic geometric shapes.
    • Identify primary and secondary colors and black and white.
    • Identify light and dark colors.
    • Be aware of various types of textures.
    • Identify textures in the environment.
    • Identify and use vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines.
    • Apply and describe lines in works of art.
    • Identify basic geometric forms.
    • Combine shapes to make larger shapes.
    • Identify and use repetition to achieve pattern.
    • Look at, respond to and care for his or her own art.
    • Examine and respond to works of art.
    • Discuss subject matter and motifs depicted in works of art (animals, people and shelter).
    • Categorize art works by subject matter and style.
    Social Context
    • Examine and discuss visual images found in the classroom.
    • Discuss, define and use art vocabulary appropriate for grade level.
    • Compare and contrast differences among art forms.
    • Describe how a work of art makes him or her feel.