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Art in First Grade

The elements of art and principles of design are reinforced throughout the year as students explore and engage with a variety of media and techniques. Students will be introduced to a selection of artists and art historical movements in conjunction with their projects.

Students will:

  • Practice cutting, gluing, folding, and using overlapping placement of objects to achieve the illusion of three-dimensional space.
  • Explore color families and begin to integrate basic color theory in their artwork.
  • Engage with imaginative use of color in an expressionistic composition.
  • Develop their painting skills as they learn correct watercolor, tempera, and acrylic technique.
  • Understand the concept of positive and negative space.
  • Understand and practice with three-dimensions in various media, including clay and paper.
  • Find inspiration for their own work in a multiple of artistic techniques and through exposure to a variety of artists and art historical movements.
Lower School Art
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