All School Curriculum (PK-12 & PG)

Visual and Digital Arts



Pre-Kindergarten (3 years old)

Visual Art 
  • Participate in center and art activities to develop listening skills, social skills, and reading readiness skills
  • Explore and experiment with a variety of art materials and tools for self-expression
  • Explore art elements of lines, shapes, and color
  • Recognize that people create art for different purposes
  • Use pictures to tell how art is made
  • Develop fine motor and visual discrimination skills

Digital Art
  • Develop click and drag skills on a SmartBoard
  • Use software programs that reinforce classroom content (including letters, numbers, size, ordering)
  • Develop cooperative skills including turn taking, patience, and helping others
Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old)

Visual Art 
  • Explore multiple art processes and media including finger painting, painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics and mixed media
  • Recognize and use the art elements of line, shape and color
  • Engage in teacher-directed and self-directed creative play and art-making
  • Use literature and other cross-curricular ties as a motivation for creating artwork
  • Share and discuss personal artwork as well as art in the world around us
  • Projects include:
  • “Jackson Pollock” splatter painting
  • Leaf rubbing

Digital Art
  • Introduce proper letter placement on the keyboard while learning proper keyboarding skills
  • Learn how to maneuver in programs on the computer and ipads
  • Learn to work well with a partner and take turns
  • Explore basic building skills with technology leading to the creation of products made with tangible objects

Kindergarten

Visual Art
  • Explore multiple art processes and media including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramics, textiles and mixed media
  • Create artworks in various genres such as portraiture, landscape and abstractions and be able to define them as such
  • Discuss aboriginal artwork of Australia and create work in that style
  • Use art history, literature and science as motivation for creating artwork
  • Describe and interpret artwork using art vocabulary
  • Projects include:
  • Ceramic food sculptures
  • Rousseau style jungle landscapes
  • Woodblock printmaking
Digital Art
  • Continue learning beginning keyboarding (location of keys,meaning of specialty keys such as delete, space bar, etc.)
  • Use Ipads with cameras to present information via QR codes
  • Work well with a partner and begin to collaborate in a group
  • Develop independence when using introduced technology

First Grade 

Visual Art
  • Create artwork in multiple genres and mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramics, textiles and mixed media
  • Create individual and original choices while making art
  • Discuss artwork from cultures around the world and use that knowledge and inspiration to construct original art pieces 
  • Use art vocabulary to describe choices while making art
  • Identify elements and principles of art such as color theory, pattern and positive and negative space 
  • Projects include: 
  • Warm and cool color monoprints
  • Kente cloth weavings
  • Alebrije paper mache sculptures 
Digital Art
  • Discuss internet safety
  • Expand proper keyboarding skills
  • Begin using word processing program to produce documents
  • Learn how to use drawing programs to produce finished products
  • Introduce coding on the ipads using apps such as “Daisy the Dinosaur”
  • Learn to collaborate with a group on a project, listen and share ideas
  • Begin to understand the concept about failure not being the end but the beginning of another opportunity to try something different
  • Second Grade Visual & Digital Arts

Second Grade

Visual Art
  • Create artwork in multiple genres and mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, collage, ceramics, textiles and mixed media
  • Discuss artwork from other cultures with extra focus on Native American cultures. Use that knowledge and inspiration to construct original art pieces 
  • Explain various purposes for creating art
  • Identify linear symmetry in art and apply that understanding to personal artistic creation choices
  • Compare and contrast different depictions of similar subject matter created by various artists through time
  • Projects include:
  • Patriotic Illustration
  • When Pigasso met Mootisse comparison paintings (Picasso and Matisse)
  • Buffalo Hides
Digital Art
  • Learn how to avoid and handle uncomfortable situations on the internet
  • Learn what information should not be given to other online users
  • Research on the internet and learn how to safely navigate selected sites
  • Utilize collected information from research for group projects
  • Continue practicing proper keyboarding and word processing
  • Be willing to share ideas in a group, listen to others and take constructive suggestions
  • Take risks by jumping in and trying instead of standing back and watching others create, build and experiment

Third Grade 

Visual Art
  • Create artwork in multiple genres and mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramics, textiles and mixed media
  • Discuss artwork from other cultures with extra focus on African cultures. Use that knowledge and inspiration to construct original art pieces 
  • Explain various purposes for creating art through culture and time period
  • Demonstrate knowledge of color theory in artwork, specifically tints, shades, monochromatic and complementary color schemes
  • Apply understanding of art history and specific artist’s styles to own artwork
  • Projects include:
  • Egyptian profiles and cartouche
  • Ceramic bead construction and trading
  • Pop art printmaking
Digital Art
  • Continue practicing keyboarding
  • Continue discussing internet safety and issues such as cyberbullying
  • Learn how to design and use templates for brochures, postcards and/or magazine covers
  • Create presentations using Prezi, Google Slides, or Powerpoint
  • Work well in a group and take turns being a group leader
  • Develop goals and follow through with them in finished products

Fourth Grade 

Visual Art
  • Create artwork in multiple genres and mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramics, textiles and mixed media
  • Discuss artwork from other cultures with extra focus on Asian cultures. Use that knowledge and inspiration to construct original art pieces 
  • Discuss and debate the differences between fine art and craft, decorative and functional artwork
  • Critique artwork in a group or individual setting using a defined framework and criteria
  • Identify radial symmetry in art and apply that understanding to personal artistic creation choices
  • Apply themes, techniques and approaches of various art periods to individual artwork
  • Projects include:
  • Gyotaku printing from Japan
  • Rose Windows
  • Expressionist animal paintings
Digital Art
  • Learn to use a digital camera and a video camera
  • Learn to record voice and music
  • Review internet and social media safety and cyberbullying
  • Work cohesively in a group, accepting assigned roles and sharing the workload

Fifth Grade

Visual Art
  • Create artwork in multiple genres and mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and mixed media
  • Discuss artwork from other cultures with extra focus on Latin American cultures. Use that knowledge and inspiration to construct original art pieces 
  • Apply knowledge and inspiration from cross-curricular areas of education to personal artwork 
  • Debate and discuss how life influences art and art influences life
  • Use Feldman’s model of art criticism as framework to critique personal, peer and historic artwork in oral, written and game based critiques 
  • Illustrate understanding of proper facial and body proportions through portraiture
  • Projects include:
  • Frida Kahlo inspired self portraits
  • Clay masks
  • Yarn paintings from Mexico
Digital Art
  • Create music using the program ”Garage Band”
  • Write scripts, videotape footage and edit videos to produce a finished short movie using the digital still cameras, video cameras and greenscreen
  • Reexamine internet and social media safety and cyberbullying
  • Display solid collaboration skills during group projects, leading to the independent functioning of the group

Sixth Grade

Visual Art
  • Define and apply the art elements and principles while creating artwork of different media and genre. Media includes sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking and painting
  • Utilize 1 point perspective to show space and depth in a drawing
  • Develop vocabulary for discussing and analyzing art
  • Interpret and describe artwork in whole and small group settings
  • Use references from contemporary and historical art as well as from other cultures as a motivation and inspiration for individual artwork
  • Implement cross-curricular knowledge as a means to create artwork. Apply understanding of Ancient Greek culture from history class to the planning and preparation of an artwork.
Digital Art
  • Complete a genius hour project, which starts with students brainstorming topics that they are passionate about, write an overarching question, and research the topic
  • Create an avenue to display their work, such as creating a video, animation, building a family tree, designing buildings using a Lego program

Seventh Grade 

Visual Art
  • Demonstrate the use of tools, materials and techniques of various 2D and 3D media including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics and collage
  • Utilize 2 point perspective to show space and depth in a drawing
  • Discuss and critique artwork in group, peer and self critiques using Feldman’s model of art criticism - description, analysis, interpretation and judgement
  • Use references from contemporary and historical art as well as from other cultures as a motivation and inspiration for individual artwork
  • Implement cross-curricular collaboration as a means to create artwork. Apply understanding of Medieval times from history class to the planning and preparation of an artwork.

Digital Art
  • Learn animation by beginning with a stick figure
  • Create a Thaumatrope, Zoetrope and a Flip book to expand animation skills
  • Create an animation made up of drawings, still photos, and video clips to create a seamless imovie about going back in time to the war in conjunction with studies of Williamsburg and the Revolutionary War

Eighth Grade

Visual Art
  • Achieve realism through close observation
  • Express identity and life experiences through artwork
  • Create space in a variety of ways in an artwork, including 2 point linear perspective
  • Design from multiple perspectives when creating sculpture
  • Problem-solve through the creative process using a variety of Elements of Art and Principles of Design
  • Communicate specific ideas and emotions through abstract forms
  • Develop creative ideas through the process of critique and revision

Digital Art
  • Learn about the various types of cameras, shots and angles, script writing, acting, editing and putting it all together
  • Create  imovies for commercials, chase scene, and music videos

 
Introduction to Visual Art
  • Build artistic skills and creative thinking through the exploration of a variety of art themes, media and techniques
  • Practice implementing creative strategies and develop new ideas
  • Explore elements graphic design, print art and 3-D

Color & Design I and II
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the role that color, art and design play in our world
  • Learn advanced color mixing, composition and visual communication strategies with a variety of two-dimensional media potentially including, acrylic, watercolor, oil paint, colored pencil, pastels and/or printmaking

Sculpture and 3D Design I and II
  • Study a variety of sculptural themes and work in a wide variety of media
  • Learn the basic language of sculpture and design
  • Work with a variety of mediums: plaster, ceramics, cardboard, paper, wood, natural/found materials, fibers/fabric or multi-media installation
  • Develop theme that include form and function, the human body in sculpture, abstraction: simplification & exaggeration, artistic inspiration from nature, body adornment across cultures and/or our built urban environment
  • Investigate the online collections of various art museums and galleries around the world

Ceramics I, II and III
  • Explore clay through a variety of forming, glazing and firing techniques
  • Learn physical and chemical changes that occur to the clay thought out these processes
  • Create pieces after learning hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling (hand and extruded) and slab building techniques.
  • Explore sculpture and create a bust of a person of their choice

Portfolio I and II
  • Develop a portfolio for college and for create a body of work to explore a theme of the students choosing for own creative expression and discovery
  • Create a portfolio of either two-dimensional work or three-dimensional work or a combination
  • Create a visual idea file by investigating various online collections of art museums and galleries worldwide

Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
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Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.