• First-Grade 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 various controlled brush techniques.
    Principles and Elements
    •  Identify both organic and geometric shapes.
    •  Combine primary colors to create secondary colors.
    •  Make colors darker and lighter.
    •  Recognize and describe differences in textures that are touched and seen.
    •  Recognize the differences between two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.
    •  Recognize positive and negative shapes.
    •  Use shapes to develop an overall pattern.
    •  Differentiate between tint and shade.
    •  Describe how color is affected by atmosphere.
    •  Emphasize textures in various three-dimensional objects.
    • Describe general subjects, categories and motifs found in works of art (e.g. landscape, still life, portraits, shelters and seasons).
    Social Context
    • Identify and discuss visual images in society that are used as means of communication.
    • Examine the visual qualities of constructed products.
    • Describe and identify the effects works of art may have on people.
    • Illustrate how responses to artworks can be both positive and negative.