1st Grade Art Essentials Guide Quarter 4
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.

Create art for public display

Create an artwork with paper weaving.
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.
accordian fold
paper weaving

Create depth through size variation.

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

Create an artwork inspired by American Folk Art.

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


Discover and recognize artwork from a variety of artists including American folk artists.

S4: understand the visual arts in relation to history, cultures and their world today.
American folk art

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.

Compare and contrast objects that are near (large) and far away (small).

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.

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.