Evergreen Charter School. Hempstead, NY 11550

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(516) 292-2060

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605 Peninsula Blvd

Hempstead, NY 11550

7:45AM - 4:00PM

Monday to Friday

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123 456 789

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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Art

The Evergreen Charter School Art Curriculum focuses on integrating studio art and art history in an engaging, creative, and imaginative environment. Many projects and discussions integrate art with the classroom curriculum. Technology works seamlessly in supporting lessons, incorporating use of smart boards, Internet, printer, monitors, as well as iMacs computers.

Art history and aesthetic visual discussions make frequent use of projected images. Students discuss various aspects of art, such as color, space, line, and form; how these images make them feel; what they see; and what they like and dislike. Knowledge of famous artists and the culture or art movement they were part of also plays a role in students acquiring an understanding of art and the context in which it is created.

Studio projects relate to concepts covered in the visual presentation and discussion.

Students occasionally visit the computer lab to look up artists as they work on specific projects.

Grade Level Core Subjects 

Kindergarten

  • Use the elements of art to create projects: recognize and find those elements (line, shape, color, form) in art, everyday objects, and nature; use lines to draw and create shapes; use basic geometric shapes in art.
  • Know and use the primary colors (hues) in art.
  • Be able to begin to talk about their art in the basic language of art.
  • Use principles of art to create projects: recognize principles of pattern/repetition and texture and find them in art, everyday objects, and nature; use repetition and texture to create art.
  • Use a wide variety of art materials/media such as crayon, watercolor, paper collage, and clay.
  • Respond to one’s own art and the work of famous artists.
  • Experience art created by different cultures: Know how the art in these cultures are different in subject matter and media; make art inspired by the art of these cultures.
  • Learn about and create art inspired by various famous artists throughout history.
  • Create and respond to art in a responsible, respective manner: use materials appropriately and safely; appreciate the creativity of others; identify, locate, manage, and clean up and put away tools and materials; create art with respect for self and others.

First Grade

  • Expand ability to use the elements of art: find and use organic and geometric shapes in art; recognize primary and secondary colors, mixing primary colors to make secondary colors, and understanding how a color wheel works, warm and cool colors, and contrast created by hues and value changes; recognize how mood is derived from colors, and use a variety of colors in art for expressiveness.
  • Expand skills and knowledge in additive and subtractive sculpture: develop sculptural form through a combination of several media, such as assemblage, clay, plaster or paper.
  • Expand ability to use the principles of art: understand the principle, and find it in art, everyday objects and nature.
  • Expand variety of art materials/media used to create art. Students begin to use oil pastels and tempera paint.
  • Identify the idea behind one’s art, and be able to express feelings associated with making art.
  • Experience art made by some culture and by two or three master artists: learn how art made in these cultures is different (subject matter, media); examine works by master artists; create art inspired by these cultures and artists.
  • Feel comfortable discussing works of art.

Second Grade

  • Expand ability to use the elements of art: recognize and use horizontal, vertical, diagonal lines and their visual impact; expand use and knowledge of color theory, develop knowledge of contrast and value.
  • Understand and identify textural differences in art: experiment with texture in a variety of media.
  • Expand ability to use the principles of art: identify and create examples of pattern and movement.
  • Expand variety of art materials/media used to create art: experience form through manipulation of a variety of media.
  • Feel comfortable discussing works of art: identify the idea behind the work; express feelings associated with creating art; identify line, shape, color, texture, variety, pattern, and movement in your art.
  • Experience art made by different cultures and master artists: learn how art made in these cultures is different (subject matter, media); examine works by master artists; create art inspired by these cultures and artists.

Third Grade

  • Expand ability to use the elements of art: recognize and learn to use contour line drawing, positive and negative shapes, color scheme, experiment further value; use the horizon line and overlapping shapes to create illusion of space.
  • Expand use of textural differences: identify and describe textures by touch and appearance.
  • Expand ability to use the principles of art: Balance (symmetrical and asymmetrical), unity, movement, proportion, contrast, variety, and pattern
  • Use many kinds of two and three dimensional media to create art; plan or sketch ideas before beginning to work; show and explain the elements and principles of art and include a materials list.
  • Experience art made by some cultures and master artists: learn how art made in these cultures is different (subject matter, media, history); examine works by master artists in and identify some master works; create art inspired by these cultures and artists.

Fourth Grade

  • Expand ability to use the elements of art to create art: recognize and learn to use positive/negative space, form and color intensities in two and three-dimensional art.
  • Expand ability to use the principles of art: further explore balance (symmetrical and asymmetrical); recognize and use foreground, middle ground, and background.
  • Expand knowledge of color theory by understanding and mixing tints, tones, and shades.
  • Understand and practice drawing proportions of the face to create portraits.
  • Expand ability to preplan artwork and use many kinds of two and three-dimensional media to create art; show and explain the elements and principles of art and include a materials list.
  • Expand ability to discuss process, ideas and feelings in creating and responding to art.
  • Experience art made by different cultures and master artists and sculptors: learn how art made in these cultures is different (styles, subject matter, media); examine works by master artists and identify some master works; create art inspired by these cultures and artists.
  • Expand ability to use a variety of art materials and tools, and practice proper maintenance.

Fifth Grade

  • Expand ability to use the elements of art (line, color, shape, texture, form and space) to create and respond to art, including perspective, symbolic forms, the color wheel, hue placement and mixing.
  • Further develop skills needed to achieve realism, such as contour drawing, shading, eye/hand coordination, and drawing by observation rather than preconception.
  • Expand ability to distinguish among principles and elements of art, recognize and learn to use unique characteristics of a variety of materials, and preplan work.
  • Appreciate the many kinds of world art, learn artist’s basic background, anecdotal details, and how they express ideas and feelings; recognize and learn to use different ways artists get their ideas (thumbnails, brainstorming, rough sketch, reference, imagination, sketching from life.
  • Begin to make connections between art and other disciplines: learn about how art history is related to history in general; learn about some of the mathematical principles related to art (proportion and scale, geometry, pattern and repetition, measurement, etc.); use visual art to respond to other art forms (literature, music, dance).

Sixth Grade:

  • Expand ability to distinguish among principles and elements of art; further develop use of composition and shading techniques.
  • Expand knowledge of color theory and apply prior knowledge to enhance own artwork.
  • Continue to learn about famous artists and art movements as well as arts from different cultures; analyze works of art, express ideas, and make connections to prior knowledge of art history.
  • Make connections between literature and art, as well as different forms of art, performance, illustration, etc.
  • Continue to develop sense of depth and perspective.
  • Further develop skills learned to create a sense of realism, balance, and unity within student’s composition.