• Fourth-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 paper techniques with control.
    • Use effective transparent and opaque painting techniques.
    • Critically evaluate personal art work.
    Principles and Elements
    • Identify movement in compositions.
    • Use expressive line quality.
    • Mix intermediate colors.
    • Use color to create focal points.
    • Use arrangements of elements to achieve balance and unity.
    Social Context
    • Discuss architecture as a reflection of change in technology and society.
    • Compare and interpret art works based on common themes.
    • Recognize visual characteristics of media.
    • Critique art using analysis and justification with appropriate art vocabulary.
    • Examine art works for comparisons among theme, style and subject matter.
    • Identify local, state and regional artists.
    • Compare differences found in various styles of architecture.
    • Discuss and investigate current issues in the art world.
    • Use the elements and principles of design to analyze works of art, other constructed objects and natural forms.
    • Examine thought, emotion, problem-solving and skill as part of the process of making art.
    • Examine the meaning of art, and recognize the purpose is more than the imitation of reality.