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Second Grade Visual Art Curriculum

Hager & Crabbe Elementary School

Second Grade Art Curriculum

“Color”
 

Month

Unit Objectives/
Big Ideas

Essential Questions

National Core Arts Standards, Visual Arts

Competencies

Vocabulary

August

 

INTRO TO COLOR

 

 

  1. In what ways have you seen color categorized or put together?

 

 

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

  • Students will be introduced to proper handling of materials and equipment management
  • Students will list ways of categorizing and analyze the importance of grouping colors

 

COLOR

COLOR WHEEL

September

TINTS & SHADES, MONOCHROMATIC

 

  1. Can an artwork be composed on one color?
  2. How can tints and shades of a hue be used together in an artwork?
  3. Can a use of tints and shades change the mood of an artwork? How?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

  • Students will apply knowledge of tints and shades to create an artwork
  • Students will examine existing works of art featuring a monochromatic color scheme

 

HUE

TINT

SHADE

MONOCHROME

MONOCHROMATIC

October

PRIMARY & SECONDARY COLORS

  1. What are the primary colors? Why are they important?
  2. How are secondary colors created? What are the secondary colors?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

  • Students will analyze the color wheel, emphasizing a focus of primary and secondary colors
  • Students will define primary colors as colors that compose all other colors—they cannot be created by mixing other colors

PRIMARY COLORS

SECONDARY COLORS

EMPHASIS

 

November

ANALOGOUS COLORS

  1. How do we identify analogous colors?
  2. Where in the world can analogous colors be found?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

  • Students will examine and create works of art with a focus on analogous color compositions

ANALOGOUS COLORS

COLOR WHEEL

BLEND

December

WARM & COOL COLORS

  1. What images come to mind when you think of certain colors (ex. red—fire, blue—water)?
  2. What is the purpose of using warm colors? Cool colors? Both categories together?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

  • Students will create works of art in palettes of warm and cool colors
  • Students will critically examine warm and cool palettes in their own and in existing works of art

WARM COLORS

COOL COLORS

CONTRAST

WEAVE

WEFT

WOOF

WARP

COLLAGE

 

January

LANDSCAPE COLORS

  1. How do colors change in a landscape (consider foreground, middle ground, background)?
  2. Do we associate landscapes with specific places, colors, memories, etc.? 
  3. Why would an artist want to create a landscape artwork?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

  • Students will examine photographs of landscapes and note the colors employed in them
  • Students will create landscape works of art, making choices about specific subject matter, colors, and ground levels

LANDSCAPE

FOREGROUND

MIDDLE GROUND

BACKGROUND

SILHOUETTE

TINT

SHADE

HUE

MONOCHROMATIC

 

 

 

February

NATURAL COLOR

  1. What colors are dominate in nature?
  2. How to colors interact with one another in nature?
  3. How can nature inspire an artwork?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

 

  • 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 with a focus on the natural interaction of colors

NATURAL COLORS

NEUTRAL

BRIGHT

DARK

CONTRAST

SHAPE

LINE

SCUMBLE

SMUDGE

BLEND

DETAIL

 

 

March

COLORS IN ILLUSTRATION

  1. What is the purpose of illustrations in a book? Are they important?
  2. How do colors impact illustrations? Can they affect the way we see a story?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

  • Students will work with books to examine illustrations, determining how colors can impact the meaning of an image and story

 

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATOR

MOOD

FEELING

INTERPRETATION

 

 

April

REALISTIC COLOR

 

  1. How can color be used to create a realistic work of art?
  2. Can an image be realistic if the palette is not realistic? How?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

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

 

REALISTIC

WAYNE THIEBAUD

NANDA PALMIERI

OBSERVATION

STUDY

PALETTE

DRAWING FROM LIFE

May & June

COLOR WHEEL

  1. How do artists use the color wheel to choose palettes for their works?
  2. How is the color wheel helpful to you as an artist?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a

  • Students will create an artwork of the color wheel that can be used as a reference tool in their future works

 

COLOR

COLOR WHEEL

COMPLEMENTARY COLORS

REFERENCE TOOL

All Year

COLOR

  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?

VA:Cr1.1.2a VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.1.2a

VA:Cr2.2.2a

VA:Cr2.3.2a

VA:Cr3.1.2a

VA:Pr4.1.2a

VA:Pr5.1.2a

VA:Pr6.1.2a

VA:Re.7.1.2a

VA:Re.7.2.2a

VA:Re8.1.2a

VA:Re9.1.2a

VA:Cn10.1.2a

VA:Cn11.1.2a