September 28, 2016
2nd Grade — Visual Arts

Students have the opportunity to expand and enrich their creative expression through a wide range of tools, materials, textures, and artistic styles. Art projects connect to classroom curriculum, school performances, and art and cultural history lessons. The art program supports students in becoming articulate observers of their world while they joyfully build confidence in their problem solving and art making skills.

Artistic Exploration

  • Expanding understanding of shapes in plants and animals
  • Exploring various mediums for self-expression: vinyl, wood, fabric
  • Gaining confidence in artistic tools: cutting, gluing, painting, sewing
  • Enhancing observation skills depicting animals
  • Principles of gray scale, color, and 3-D composition

Approaches to Artistic Medium and Concepts

  • Flower puzzles, vinyl record mobiles, Mexican folk art paintings, mammal study, mixed media bird collage, trout study, gray scale wooden sculpture, special person pastel, stuffed animal design and construction