1st Grade Art Essentials Guide Quarter 3
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 apply vocabulary from previous quarters and grade levels.


Create art that represents personal solutions to art problems utilizing the 5-step Creative Process.

Further develop fine motor skills through media manipulation, scissor control, and glue application.

Practice and apply proper painting procedures.

Continue exploration of simple printing processes such as mono-prints.
Understand the computer as an art medium and research tool.

Demonstrate proper use, care, storage, and clean-up of the tools, materials and equipment.

Practice safety in the art room.
S1: Understand and apply a variety of media, techniques, and processes.
mono prints

Distinguish between visual and tactile texture.

Create cone and cylinder for use in art work.

S2: Create art which relfects knowledge of the art elements and principles.


5 Basic Geometric Forms

Create an artwork inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau.

S3: Create art which explores a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas.
Henri Rousseau


Discover and recognize artwork from a variety of artists including Henri Rousseau.

S4: Understand the visual arts in relation to history, cultures and their world today.
Henri Rousseau

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 and recognize the five basic geometric forms.

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

Critically Think

Recognize and describe characteristics of successful artwork.

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.