The Gates Chili elementary art department uses a standards based curriculum to provide students with a unique opportunity to learn the skills that will foster creativity as they grow in their own exploration of the visual arts.
Kindergarten Students are introduced to the Art Room setting, new vocabulary and the 6 units of the elementary art curriculum; Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Non-Objective, Architecture and Three-Dimensional art. They explore and experiment with materials and techniques, and begin to learn to describe and explain the choices they make.
1st Grade students begin to identify and classify their world through their art. They continue to build vocabulary to describe the choices they make in their creative process, and they start to compare images across settings, subjects, and cultures. They continue to develop work in the 6 units of the elementary art curriculum; Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Non-Objective, Architecture and Three-Dimensional art.
2nd Grade students use art to explore their personal interests. They begin to develop preferences of material and techniques. They learn to compare art across time and places and an emphasis is made on multiple approaches to design problems. Students continue to develop work in the 6 units of the elementary art curriculum; Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Non-Objective, Architecture and Three-Dimensional art.
3rd Grade artists begin to elaborate on their artistic expression. They apply their growing knowledge to their thinking and creative process. They begin to evaluate works of art and generate their own artist statements. Students continue to develop work in the 6 units of the elementary art curriculum; Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Non-Objective, Architecture and Three-Dimensional art.
4th Grade artists apply criteria to their own art work and evaluate art in the world around them. They explore art in their community and learn to revise their work while in progress. Students continue to develop work in the 6 units of the elementary art curriculum; Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Non-Objective, Architecture and Three-Dimensional art.
5th Grade artists learn to discuss art work and compare interpretations with their peers. They apply context and criteria to their evaluations and can generate their own artistic statements based on their work. Students continue to develop work in the 6 units of the elementary art curriculum; Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Non-Objective, Architecture and Three-Dimensional art.
Elementary Art department resources that can be accessed from home during our school closure:
Creative interactive generative art http://weavesilk.com/
Mrs. Halstead's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIJ7vH5aMVXz2wztsjjOdHg
https://www.incredibleart.org/links/artgames.html Princeton Incredible Art Dept.
https://www.crayola.com/kids-playzone.aspx Crayola playzone has fun pages and there are always coloring pages.
Fresh Paint is free from micro soft and can be put on most devices.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/fresh-paint/9wzdncrfjb13?activetab=pivot:overviewtab.
Home Made Watercolor:
Water & Liquid Food Coloring
Add the desired amount of water – the amount of liquid watercolor paint you want to make.
Then to each container add a drop – or two – of food coloring. You are going to have to experiment a little with the colors – as food coloring differs. Make sure you add a drop at a time – food coloring is more powerful than you think!
NOTE: This paint may stain clothing – because of the food coloring – so make sure to wear aprons when painting!
Painting with Coffee
Follow this YouTube tutorial to create your own coffee paints!
Found Object Artwork:
Creating a culture of artistic collecting is a big part of maintaining a thriving found object sculpture area. It’s also an important way to keep students engaged in the artmaking process outside of the classroom.
Possible Found Object Supplies:
Nature and Found Object Art:
British artist, Andy Goldsworthy, is an excellent example of an artist who is not only inspired by nature but creates art using natural materials. His land art sculptures are intentionally temporary and left in their environment.
Tons of resources and downloads-Scholastic 4 websites where kids can create digital art This is a site found on the Scholastic web page that has 4 sites where kids can create digital art.Oppa & Keki short art cartoons for kids This you tube channel has short art related cartoons. it is about 15 mins. long in total.Albright Knox Innovation Lab 8 video art games for kids. This is a website made available by the Albright Knox Art Museum in Buffalo, NY. this site has 8 digital games for students to explore 8 pieces of artwork in the Albright Knox art collection.Kitchen Table Classroom This website is mainly for students UPK to about 3rd but I think many older students would enjoy it also. There are on-line art lessons, art projects and more fun stuff for kids.PBS Kids Scribbles and Ink Art Activities This website is produced by PBS Kids and has art activities that younger students might enjoy.artsology.com games for kids This website offers a wide range of games with art themes for students of all ages.Kitchen Counter Chronicle Zentangles This website offers students step by step guidance on creating beautiful zentangles.The Beginning Artist weaving This website show a variety of cardboard looms and how to make them.
Origami- with diagrams and animation instructions-
Youtube family drawing channel-Art Hub for Kids
Online Drawing Sites
- http://slimber.com/ (basic drawing functions must save to their website)
- https://sketch.io/sketchpad/ Pros: Good software (fully functional program) Can export and save to your own drive/machine Cons: Must use mouse to draw, not for use in tablet mode
- Paint like Jackson Pollock "Drips" Allows you to create and save http://drips.nalindesign.com/
Teacher website with resources including her You tube channel
http://www.abcya.com/abcya_paint.htm for the younger kids with lots of preset tools.
Simple pattern example textile reference
Colonial Portraits and Landscapes-http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/education/kids/kids-facesplaces.html no longer web based
Calder short film- http://kids.tate.org.uk/films/calder.shtm
No longer web based
This guy has facebook, videos, and web content. Its created through pbs so the quality is very good. The content seems to be more middle/hs level but I haven't watched all of them yet!
Basic Portrait drawing (grades 2-5)
3-D Printing http://kids.tate.org.uk/create/3d_designer.shtm
Creates safe, kid friendly videos for classroom use.
Copywrite free Images for student searches (Britanica Image quest)
and Student safe: http://quest.eb.com/
[http://%0Dwww.autodraw.com%0D/]AutoDraw is a tool that has been developed by Google's Creative Lab, with the purpose of helping people draw on their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Jul 28, 2017
http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/ Become a detective and identify the artist of a mystery painting. Teaches the concepts of composition, style and subject needed to solve the puzzle.
http://www.cartooncritters.com/ Cartoon Critters
Offers dozens of cartoons to print and color, and coloring books with pictures that you can color online. Also includes graphic step-by-step instructions on how to draw cartoons, online games you can play, and crafts.
https://easydrawingguides.com/ Drawing With Shapes
Easy-to-follow lessons teach young artists how to draw animals, cartoons, monsters and more, using circles, squares, and other simple shapes. Also included are coloring pages, an online drawing app, and games.
https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html A website put out by the National Gallery of Art. It is for ipad and best suited for ages 9-11. There are 8 interactive activities including a sketch pad.
https://artsandculture.google.com/ Imagine stepping into one of the most splendid art museums in the world. You can do it through The Google Art Project, a virtual art museum. The Google Art Project contains thousands of famous works of art and provides detailed information about each one. It’s one of the best art and artist resources you will find on the internet and is available in 18 languages.
https://www.si.edu/Kids Part of the renowned Smithsonian museum and research website, Smithsonian Kids offers a little bit of everything for students of all ages.
https://www.kid-at-art.com/ (The Imagination Factory) There's no machinery at The Imagination Factory, and smokestacks don't pollute the air. Instead, we teach children and their caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art. The lessons and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mache, marbling, and crafts.
https://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson71.html The Flat Stanley Project on kids at art imagination factory.
https://kidmons.com/ Whole website with games, puzzles and activities
https://kidmons.com/game/paint-online/ part of kidmons website that is a drawing and painting tablet.
https://www.happinessishomemade.net/ Website with arts/craft ideas, activities, for all age groups.
Found objects video Artrageous Watch this YouTube video for inspiration by the artist Bernard Williams on how to create sculptures using everyday objects.