Lower School Curriculum (PK-5)

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

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.