Courses of Study

Arts Education, Grade K, Visual Arts, 2006

1.) Use selected materials to produce works of art.

Examples: water-soluble paint, clay

•  Creating works of art using a variety of traditional processes
Examples: crayon-resist paintings, folding and curling different kinds of paper

•  Creating two- and three-dimensional art forms
Examples: finger paintings, paper collages, clay pinch pots

•  Recognizing safe and proper use and care of basic tools, materials, and supplies, including scissors, pencils, crayons, markers, glue, paints, paintbrushes, and clay
Example: properly holding and using scissors to cut paper

2.) Use line, shape, color, texture, and repetition to produce works of art.


- line--curved, straight, jagged, zigzag, bumpy, wavy;

- shape--circle, triangle, square;

- color--primary, secondary;

- texture--rough, smooth, soft, furry;

- repetition--pattern

3.) Create works of art to communicate ideas and moods.

•  Producing expressive portraits
4.) Identify line, shape, color, texture, and repetition in works of art.

•  Identifying similarities and differences in works of art
Examples: shape, color, size

•  Identifying media used in a work of art
Examples: paint, clay, crayons

5.) Identify moods, feelings, and emotions generated by a work of art.

Examples: happiness, sadness

6.) Identify artistic characteristics of cultures, times, and places.


- cultures--designs on tribal masks of Africa and carnival masks of Brazil,

- times--line quality of prehistoric cave drawings,

- places--architectural design of medieval castles in Europe

7.) Identify examples of visual arts within the community.

Examples: architecture, murals, environmental sculptures, digital media productions

8.) Identify works of art viewed by using digital media tools and products.

Example: using the Internet to participate in interactive museum programs

9.) Identify similarities among the visual arts and other disciplines.


- language arts--viewing illustrations in literary selections by authors or illustrators such as Eric Carle, Gerald McDermott, and Dr. Seuss;

- social studies--identifying similarities and differences in clothing styles worn by people of various time periods, cultures, and professions