K-8 Visual Art

Specialist Subject Clases

Explore Visual Arts at Blue Oak School

Kindergarten Visual Art
  • Color: Identifies and uses primary and secondary colors
  • Creating: Engages in creative work in a self directed and engaging way
  • Expressing: Discusses thoughts, feelings and experiences expressed in artwork
  • Connecting: Recognizes the process and purpose of making art
  • Tools and media: Understands how to use art tools and media for appropriate purpose
First Grade Visual Art
  • Color: Understands and uses primary colors to make secondary colors
  • Observation: Begins to use observation in creative process
  • Creating: Engages in creative work in a self directed and collaborative way
  • Expression: Discusses thoughts, feelings and experiences expressed in artwork; Begins to discuss and reflect with peers about artwork
  • Connecting: Identifies and communicates work of art that connects to feelings, ideas and personal experiences
  • Tools and media: Explores the use of tools and media to create works of art; Uses art vocabulary to describe creative process
Second Grade Visual Art
  • Understands relationships between primary and secondary colors; Identifies and understands complementary, contrasting, warm and cool colors
  • Sustains observation for longer periods of concentration and connects what they see with what they create
  • Self directs creative process, perseveres and explores solutions to art problems
  • Discusses thoughts, feelings and experiences expressed in artwork; Begins to discuss and reflect with peers about creative process
  • Identifies and communicates work of art that connects to personal life and community
  • Explores use of tools and media in a variety of ways to create works of art
  • Uses art vocabulary to describe creative process
  • Begins to demonstrate safe and appropriates uses for art tools
Third Grade Visual Art
  • Learns and utilizes various color schemes to create value, shade and tints
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the elements and principles of design
  • Demonstrates patience and understanding for the process of observing and creating
  • Self directs creative process, perseveres and explores solutions to art problems
  • Discusses thoughts, feelings and experiences expressed in artwork; participates and is open to peer feedback about creative process
  • Identifies and compares work of art that connects to personal life, other cultures, time/place and community
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the safe and proficient use of materials and tools for a variety of artistic process
Fourth Grade Visual Art
  • Practices color mixing and relationships of color
  • Demonstrates increased understanding for the implementation of elements and principles in artwork
  • Demonstrates increased stamina and understanding for the process of observing and creating
  • Self directs creative process, perseveres and explores solutions to art problems
  • Discusses thoughts, feelings and experiences expressed in artwork; participates and is open to peer feedback about creative process
  • Identifies and compares work of art that connects to personal life, other cultures, time/place and community
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the safe and proficient use of materials and tools for a variety of artistic process
  • Assesses, reworks art and prepares it for presentation
Fifth Grade Visual Art
  • Implements monochromatic, analogous colors schemes
  • Instinctively applies the elements and principles of design to artwork
  • Instinctively applies observational skills in creative process
  • Sets goals, combines ideas to create artwork that is both meaningful, innovative and with purpose.
  • Brainstorms different approaches to a creative art or design problem
  • Discusses thoughts, feelings and experiences expressed in artwork. Collaborates with others on feedback and critique
  • Through observation, gathers information about other cultures, time, and place
  • Demonstrates quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials and tools. Applies learned vocabulary in creating a work of art
  • Develops safe and effective use of materials and techniques for preparing and presenting artwork
Sixth Grade Visual Art
  • Applies monochromatic, analogous, complementary, triadic, warm, and cool colors
  • Intuitively applies elements and principles
  • Uses observation to create, inspire and understand others and their own artwork
  • Sets goals and combines ideas to create artwork that is meaningful and innovative
  • Explores creative solutions to an assignment
  • Uses constructive feedback and critique to engage in the artistic process
  • Demonstrates an understanding and reflection of artwork.
  • Shows awareness and perception of culture and how it reflects in works of art
  • Demonstrates quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials and tools.
  • Applies learned vocabulary in creating a work of art
  • Analyzes and selects artistic work for presentation discussion/critique
Seventh Grade Visual Art
  • Implements color through the use of various artistic media, learns techniques for mixing, blending and layering colors
  • Demonstrates complex use of the elements and principles
  • Explores and sustains stamina to find creative solutions to an assignment
  • Uses constructive feedback and critique to deeply engage in the artistic process
  • Synthesizes and relates knowledge and personal experiences to create art
  • Shows awareness and perception of culture and how it reflects in works of art
  • Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials and tools
  • Uses tools and media in a variety of creative ways
  • Analyzes, interprets, and selects own artistic work for presentation
Eighth Grade Visual Art
  • Manipulate color through the use of various artistic media, practice a variety of techniques for mixing, blending, and layering colors
  • Demonstrates complex use of the elements and principles and naturally implements them in art
  • Explores and sustains creative solutions and problems to an assignment. Sustains effort throughout a process.
  • Synthesizes and relates knowledge and personal experiences that are reflected in their art
  • Uses constructive feedback and critique to deeply engage in the artistic process
  • Analyzes artwork using the language of visual art including vocabulary terms, the elements of art, and principles of design
  • Uses presentation skills with increasing efficacy
  • Uses social, cultural, environmental conditions to inspire creative process
  • Analyzes, interprets, and selects own artistic work for presentation