Grade 5 Visual Arts

Artistic development at ACS is guided by the National Core Arts Standards. In the Elementary division, these standards are taught in Drama and Dance, Music, and Visual Arts (Art) classes. The standards are divided into 4 key areas: Creating, Performing/Presenting/Producing, Responding, and Connecting.

Drawing

Unit Sketch

This unit will be a grades 1-5 collaborative project focused around the four core values of ACS. , Students will design leaves for a "Giving Tree" using, Lines, Shapes, Pattern, Good craftsmanship.

Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that...

  • Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and art-making approaches.
  • Artist and designers develop excellence through practice and constructive critique, reflecting on, revising, and refining work over time.
  • People gain insights into meanings of artworks by engaging in the process of art criticism.
  • People evaluate art based on various criteria.
  • Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.

Skills

Students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment
  • Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making
  • Interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed
  • Recognize differences in criteria used to evaluate works of art depending on styles, genres, and media as well as historical and cultural contexts
  • Apply formal and conceptual vocabularies of art and design to view surroundings in new ways through art-making

Painting

Unit Sketch

Students in grade 5 revisit what they have previously learned in painting. They work independently to create a presentation and a reproduction, choosing an artist they have not previously studied.

Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that...

  • Artists and designers shape artistic investigations, following or breaking with traditions in pursuit of creative art-making goals.
  • Artists and designers balance experimentation and safety, freedom and responsibility while developing and creating artworks.
  • Artists, curators and others consider a variety of factors and methods including evolving technologies when preparing and refining artwork for display and or when deciding if and how to preserve and protect it.
  • Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented either by artists, museums, or other venues communicate meaning and a record of social, cultural, and political experiences resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding.
  • Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.
  • Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.

Skills

Students will be able to...

  • Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for beginning a work of art
  • Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice
  • Develop a logical argument for safe and effective use of materials and techniques for preparing and presenting artwork
  • Cite evidence about how an exhibition in a museum or other venue presents ideas and provides information about a specific concept or topic
  • Compare one's own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others
  • Identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery

Building

Unit Sketch

This unit focuses on 3D composition: Design, Problem solve, Build, Decorate.

Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that...

  • Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
  • People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
  • People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
  • Artists, architects, and engineers face challenges when building from a design.

Skills

Students will be able to...

  • Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making
  • Identify, describe, and visually document places and/or objects of personal significance
  • Identify how art is used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society

Composition

Unit Sketch

Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that...

  • The value and importance of the arts in our lives and in the world.
  • That art can be created collaboratively for a variety of purposes.
  • Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
  • Artists and other presenters consider various techniques, methods, venues, and criteria when analyzing, selecting, and curating objects artifacts, and artworks for preservation and presentation.

Skills

Students will be able to...

  • Categorize artwork based on a theme or concept for an exhibit
  • Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem
  • Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making
  • Engage collaboratively in exploration and imaginative play with materials
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a curator, explaining the skills and knowledge needed in preserving, maintaining, and presenting objects, artifacts, and artwork
  • Create, develop, and refine artistic works