• Fifth-Grade Art Learning Objectives
    Creation is at the heart of the visual art 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 additive, subtractive and assemblage techniques for sculpture.
    • Identify problems encountered while making art and develop possible solutions.
    • Show awareness of photography, video and computers as art media and tools.
    Principles and Elements
    • Use lines to depict the illusion of depth.
    • Identify shape as a two-dimensional concept consisting of length and width.
    • Use warm and cool colors to create the illusion of depth.
    • Use value to suggest light and shadow.
    • Identify form as a three-dimensional concept consisting of length, width and depth.
    • Identify contrasts between similar elements in works of art.
    • Identify and describe the artistic contributions of various American artists, including artists of different ethnic groups.
     Social Context
    • Examine visual forms such as clothing, insignias and public buildings for expressions of group identity.
    • Describe visual images in television, film and advertising.
    • Discuss local, state and national museum collections.
    • Identify and describe the possible meaning of imagery used in our culture.
    • Make decisions about what is needed to improve and complete art work.
    • Classify and describe art works according to the concepts of style (e.g. representational).