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First Grade Visual Art Curriculum

Hager & Crabbe Elementary School

First Grade Art Curriculum

“Markmaking”
 

Month

Unit Objectives/
Big Ideas

Essential Questions

National Core Arts Standards, Visual Arts

Competencies

Vocabulary

August

 

MARKMAKING: REPETITION

 

  1. What is a mark?
  2. What makes a work of art abstract?

 

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  • Students will be introduced to proper handling of materials and equipment management
  • Students will be able to define abstract art as artwork made of lines, shapes, and colors, with no real or recognizable image

 

WASSILY KANDINSKY

REPETITION

CONCENTRIC CIRCLES

SUBJECT

ABSTRACT

MARKMAKING

COLLAGE

MIXED MEDIA

September

MARKMAKING: REPETITION

 

  1. How can repetition affect the way we look at a work of art?
  2. Does repetition help to make an artwork more or less successful? Why?

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  • Students will create artworks that show a use of repetition
  • Students will analyze existing works of art that feature the element of repetition

 

WASSILY KANDINSKY

REPETITION

CONCENTRIC CIRCLES

SUBJECT

ABSTRACT

MARKMAKING

COLLAGE

MIXED MEDIA

October

MARKMAKING: LINE

  1. How do different kinds of line change the way we perceive an image?
  2. What is the difference between a scribble and a mark?

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  • Students will analyze different kinds of line in existing works of art—some may evoke emotions, some may suggest an image (ex. ocean waves)
  • Students will practice both scribbles a marks, demonstrating that a mark is a deliberate movement, while a scribble is unintentional

CY TWOMBLY

VINCENT VAN GOGH

LINE

MARK

BRUSHSTROKE

SCRIBBLE

EMPHASIS

November

MARKMAKING:ABSTRACT

  1. How do we know if an artwork is abstract?
  2. Is it important for an artwork to have a recognizable image? Why or why not?

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  • Students will examine works of art that are abstract and compare them to realistic works of art
  • Students will create artworks that are abstract, considering compositional strategies—overlap, runoff, repetition

HENRI MATISSE

COLLAGE

POSITIVE SPACE/SHAPE

NEGATIVE SPACE/SHAPE

COMPOSITION

ABSTRACT

REX RAY

PATTERN

DESIGN

OVERLAP/LAYER

RUNOFF

REPETITION

December

MARKMAKING: COLOR

  1. How is color used in the world around us?
  2. How does color change the way we make sense of an image?
  3. Is color important in art? Why or why not?

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  • Students will examine real world objects, emphasizing the use of color
  • Students will view existing works of art, comparing the ways color can be used to impact the meaning of an artwork

HUE

TINT

SILHOUETTE

POSITIVE SHAPE

CONCENTRIC SHAPES

COLOR

 

January

MARKMAKING: TEXTURE

  1. In what objects in your everyday life do you notice texture?
  2. What is the purpose of texture in objects?
  3. What is the purpose of texture in works of art?

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  • Students will examine everyday objects featuring texture, analyzing its purpose or function
  • Students will examine works of art featuring texture, analyzing its purpose or function
  • Students will create an artwork featuring texture

TEXTURE

DEENA PARHAM

SCRAPE

STAMP

BLOT

IMPRINT

 

 

 

February

MARKMAKING: NATURE

  1. What colors do we see in nature? Why do we see some colors more than others?
  2. What patterns do we see in nature? Do they serve a purpose?
  3. Can artworks be made with natural materials (leaves, rocks, shells, feathers, etc.)? Why or why not?

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  • Students will examine aspects of nature through the lens of art—analyzing colors, patterns, shapes, lines, etc.
  • Students will analyze existing works of art created with elements of nature
  • Students will create a work of art inspired by nature and/or natural materials

ANIMAL PRINTS

ENVIRONMENT

PRINT

NATURE

NEUTRAL COLOR

BRIGHT COLOR

 

 

March

MARKMAKING: ILLUSTRATION

  1. What is the purpose of illustrations in a book? Are they important?
  2. How can illustrations reinforce what happens in a story? Are illustrations helpful?

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  • Students will work with books to examine illustrations, determining how they help the reader
  • Students will create their own illustration to accompany an existing or self-created piece of literature

 

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATOR

FOREGROUND

MIDDLE GROUND

BACKGROUND

 

 

 

April

MARKMAKING: REALISM

 

  1. Can there be more than one kind of realistic art?
  2. Is an artwork more or less successful because of its degree of realism? Why or why not?

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  • Students will compare and contrast two artists’ bodies of work featuring realism
  • Students will create observational artworks based on an artist’s body of work

 

REALISM

WAYNE THIEBAUD

NANDA PALMIERI

PHOTOREALISM

May & June

MARKMAKING: COLLAGE

  1. How do parts of an artwork work together to make a unified image? Is it important?
  2. How can artists plan to make an artwork that is cohesive and unified?

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  • Students will analyze works of art, emphasizing on cohesiveness or unity in terms of shapes, colors, balance, and symmetry
  • Students will create an artwork that focuses on unity and symmetry through the medium of collage

 

ERIC CARLE

FAITH RINGGOLD

GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

COLLAGE

DESIGN

PATTERN

REX RAY

SYMMETRY

All Year

MARKMAKING

  1. How does collaboration expand the creative process?
  2. Why do artists follow or break from established traditions?
  3. How do artists work?
  4. How do artists and designers learn from trial and error?
  5. How do artists and designers care for and maintain materials, tools, and equipment?
  6. Why is it important for safety and health to understand and follow correct procedures in handling materials, tools, and equipment?
  7. How do artists grow and become accomplished in art forms?
  8. How does learning about art impact how we perceive the world?

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