1st Grade Art Essentials Guide Quarter 1
Essential Question:
Skills and Content
Key Vocabulary
21st Century Skills
Important to Know and Do

In addition to the list below, students will also review and [[1st Grade Art Quarter 1#|apply]] vocabulary from previous quarters and grade levels.


Create art that represents personal solutions
to art [[1st Grade Art Quarter 1#|problems]] utilizing the 5-step Creatrive Process.
Further develop find motor skills through media manipulation, scissor control and glue application.
Practice and apply proper painting procedures.
Understand the computer as an art medium and reserach tool.
Demonstrate proper use, care, storage, and clean-up of all tools, materials and equipment.
Practice safety in the art room.
S1: Understand and apply a variety of media, techniques, and processes.
Watercolor Resist

Apply line variations in artwork.
Combine basic shapes to create simple objects.

S2: Create art which reflects knowledge of the art elements and principals.

Create an artwork inspired by Vincent [[1st Grade Art Quarter 1#|Van Gogh]].

S3: Create art which explores a range of [[1st Grade Art Quarter 1#|subject]] matter, symbols and ideas.
Vincent [[1st Grade Art Quarter 1#|Van Gogh]]


Discover and recognize artwork from a variety of artists including Vincent Van Gogh.

S4: Understand the [[1st Grade Art Quarter 1#|visual arts]] in relation to history, cultures and their world today.

Students will apply prior knowledge gained from other curricular subjects in the creation of art.

S6: Make Connections between the visual arts and other art disciplines and curricular subjects.


Describe the portrayal of feelings and ideas in artwork.
Explain choices made in personal artwork.
Engage in collaborative experiences.

S7: Understand and use visual arts as a means for creative self-expression and interpersonal communication.

Identify basic shapes in simple objects.
Categorize shapes as either geometric or organic (freeform).

S2: Talk about art using knowledge of elements and principles of art.

Critically Think

Participate in periodic self evaluation and class critiques.

S5: Reflect upon and assess the characteristics of their work and the work of others.

Study a variety of artwork and discuss subject matter, symbols and ideas.
Students will clarify their own personal opinions and appreciate the opinions of others.

S3: Evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas.