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Roanoke County Schools

Fourth Grade Art Curriculum

Art SOL * Objectives * Instructional Strategies * Instructional Units

Visual Arts Standards of Learning

The standards for grade four continue to emphasize the elements of art and the principles of design as the basic building blocks for art appreciation and production.  Students explore a range of materials and subject matter.  Emphasis is on the importance of historical events and environment in Virginia from colonial times to the present.  Students examine the influence of the past on contemporary culture.

Visual Communication and Production

4.1     The student will generate ideas for works of art through discussion.

4.2    The student will use thumbnail sketches to document thought processes when creating works of art.

4.3    The student will create a work of art that uses themes, ideas, and art forms from the past.

4.4    The student will identify and use the characteristics of color, including hue, tint, shade and      intensity.

4.5    The student will identify and use variety, repetition and unity in a work of art.

4.6     The student will identify and use a variety of lines in a work of art.

4.7    The student will describe and use hand-building techniques, including the slab method to make a ceramic work of art.

4.8     The student will identify positive and negative space in works of art.

4.9    The student will use contour drawing, perspective drawing, and shading techniques to create a work of art that depicts a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface.

4.10   The student will create an abstraction based upon an object in the environment.

 Cultural Context and Art History

4.11    The student will compare and contrast abstract and realistic works of art.

4.12   The student will identify the characteristics of cultural diversity in works of contemporary art.

4.13   The student will identify the influences of ancient cultures on Early American architecture.

4.14   The student will evaluate the importance of arts, crafts, and artists in the fulfillment of basic human needs in Colonial Virginia.

4.15   The student will use research tools and procedures to investigate artists and their work.

Judgment and Criticism

4.16    The student will analyze works of art based on visual properties.

4.17    The student will distinguish among abstract, representational (realistic) and non-representational (non-objective) works of art.

4.18    The student will identify and investigate ways that works of art from popular culture reflect the past and how they  influence the present.

4.19    The student will support the selection of a work of art using appropriate art vocabulary.

4.20    The student will categorize works of art by subject matter, including portrait, landscape, still life, narrative, and genre.

Aesthetics

4.21    The student will discuss how personal beliefs influence responses to works of art.

4.22    The student will formulate questions about works of art from past or present cultures.

4.23         The student will select a preferred work of art from among others and defend the choice using appropriate art vocabulary.

The following SOL requirements have been adopted by Roanoke County Schools for use in addition to those previously listed.

4.24 RC             The student will practice safety precautions when using tools.

4.25 RC             The student will properly use and care for art materials and tools.

4.26 RC             The student will show correct placement of facial features.

4.27 RC             The student will be able to draw the human figure in proportion.

4.28 RC             The student will create three-dimensional works of art.

4.29 RC             The student will emphasize textural differences in their art.

4.30 RC             The student will demonstrate the skills and processes necessary for drawing,        painting, printmaking, sculpture, crafts, ceramics and commercial art commensurate with his developmental level.          

Preface

Objectives:    lupl

Goal:  Visual Communication and Production, Culutural Context and Art History

4.1   The student will generate ideas for works of art through discussion.

4.2   The student will use thumbnail sketches to document thought processes when creating                  works of art.

4.15  The student will use research tools and procedures to investigate artists and their works.

4.24 RC   The student will practice safety precautions when using tools.
4.25 RC    The student will properly use and care for art materials and tools.
4.30 RC    The student will demonstrate the skills and processes necessary for painting,                         drawing, sculpture, printmaking, crafts, ceramics, and commercial art commensurate                         with his development level.

Instructional Strategies: lupl

The above objectives should be incorporated in all lessons in the fourth grade.  At this point in the student’s artistic development, creativity and originality should be an underlying force in all of the student’s artwork.  The teacher should provide ample opportunity for discussion and guided  brainstorming in order to nurture each child’s creativity.  A suggested method for recording creative thought processes is to use thumbnail sketches or preliminary drawings.

Students will use computers, art prints, books and art text as resources for learning about artists and their work whenever applicable.  References made to Roanoke County’s 4th grade Art text book Portfolios by Robyn Montana Turner are in parentheses throughout the units.

Students should be given creative experiences in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, crafts, ceramics and commercial art throughout the Fourth Grade Art Program.

As the processes used within the classroom become more complicated, the teacher should review all safety precautions and be vigilant in supervising art production.  Proper use and care of art materials should be emphasized as well as safety when using tools and materials.

When implementing the instructional units for the fourth grade, these objectives should be included as an integral part of the instructional program.

 

Goals:  Judgment and Critique, Aesthetics       lupl

Objectives:

4.16    The student will analyze works of art based on visual properties.
4.19    The student will support the selection of a work of art using appropriate art  vocabulary.    
4.20    The student will categorize works of art by subject matter, including portrait, landscape, still life, narrative, and genre.
4.21    The student will discuss how personal beliefs influence responses to the works of art.
4.22    The student will formulate questions about works of art from past or present cultures.
4.23    The student will select a preferred work of art from among others and defend the choice using appropriate art vocabulary.

Instructional Strategies:

Classroom critique will be incorporated in each lesson as the student learns to compare and contrast works of art, evaluate art in terms of The Elements and Principles of Art and express personal beliefs and feelings about art both student generated and historically significant.

Questioning techniques might include:

Identification: 

subject matter
title
artist
country
year
medium
techniques

Principles of Design:

balance
unity
pattern
proportion
rhythm
variety
emphasis

 

Elements of Art:   

line qualities
shapes and forms
textures
color and color schemes
spatial relationships

Style of Art:

realistic (representational)
abstract
non-objective(non-representational)

Instructional Units:   lupl

Page 1 - Unit One (SOL 4.3 ) * Unit Two (SOL 4.4 ) * Unit Three (SOL 4.5)
Page 2 - Unit Four (SOL 4.6 ) * Unit Five (SOL 4.7 ) * Unit Six (SOL 4.8)
Page 3 - Unit Seven (SOL 4.9-1) * Unit Eight (SOL 4.9-2 ) * Unit Nine (SOL 4.9-3)

Page 4 - Unit Ten (SOL 4.10) * Unit Eleven (SOL 4.11, 4.17) * Unit Twelve (SOL 4.12)
Page 5 - Unit Thirteen (SOL 4.13) * Unit Fourteen (SOL 4.14) * Unit Fifteen (SOL 4.18)
Page 6 - Unit Sixteen (SOL 4.26 RC) * Unit Seventeen (SOL 4.27 RC)
Page 7 - Unit Eighteen (SOL 4.28 RC) * Unit Nineteen (SOL 4.29 RC)

 

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