Fridge Curriculum

Art Fridge Curriculum
Art Core Knowledge Curriculum Map
K – 8TH GRADE

Assignments may vary or change due to differentiating to specific class needs such as time on tasks, and responsibility with materials.

KINDERGARTEN
Elements of Art
Sculpture
Looking at and Talking About Art
Assignments:  Self-portrait, Good Coloring practice, Designing Pete the Cat Shoes, Scribble Monsters, Jasper Johns numbers, Silly faces, All about lines, Lionel the Lion, All about color! What are Primary Colors? What are Secondary Colors, Warm/Cool Colors, Rainbow fish 

1ST GRADE
Art from Long Ago
Elements of Art
Kinds of Pictures: Portrait and Still Life
Assignments:
Review Elements of art, Review Warm/ Cool colors, Draw along still life, Patchwork Elmer and Landscape 

2nd Grade
Elements of Art
Sculpture
Kinds of Pictures: Landscapes
Abstract Art  
Abstract Art – Life-like and abstract animals and landscape
 Architecture & Japanese Art: Ancient and Present examples
Symmetry/line of symmetry
Form, Shape, Line quality, Placement, Emphasis
Assignments: Name design,  Self-portrait, What is Abstract, Review of warm/cool colors moon,  line sculpture, fall Landscapes, Cityscapes,
3rd Grade
Elements of Art
American Indian Art
Art of Ancient Roman and Byzantine Civilization
Look at Navajo rugs and sand paintings
Create weaving patterns with yarn
Use linear patterns and repetition
Figure/Ground and how elements of art work together
Introduce size and scale relationships and horizon lines
Assignments: Self- Portraits, What is Figure/ground and positive/ negative space,  Native American themed art,Thunderbird and pottery design, Creating funny faces, and Value color wheel

4th Grade –
Art of the Middle Ages in Europe
Islamic Art and Architecture
Art of Africa
Art of China
Art of a New Nation: The United States
Assignments: Self- Portraits, Medieval castles, Printmaking Mandala designs , Chinese dragon, African symbols, Adinkra Symbols & Meanings. 
 
5th Grade Core Knowledge Curriculum
Art of the Renaissance Concentration on Drawing Skills
Assignment: Geometry Stars,
Assignment: Contour drawing Zentangle hands
American Art: Nineteenth-Century United States , Hudson River School Landscape Painters Assignment:: Aerial Perspective Landscape
Art of Japan Study Samurai armor and textile art,
Assignment: Notan designs.
 
6th Grade
I. Art History: Periods and Schools (Classical; Gothic; Renaissance; Baroque; Rococo; Neoclassical; Romantic; Realistic)
Some assignments have been revised
Realistic
Assignment: Greek vase mythological monster design
A. Classical – Art of Ancient Greece and Rome
Architecture
Statues/Sculptures
Assignment:
B. Gothic – Art of Medieval Europe
Primarily a French Architectural Movement
Illuminated Manuscripts
Icons
Cathedrals and their components
Assignment: Illuminated letter

Assignment One point perspective birds eye veiw
Renaissance – Rebirth or Revival of Classical
Italian
Northern
Focus on Perspective

7th Grade
I. Art History: Period and Schools (Impressionism; Post-Impressionism; Expressionism
and Abstraction; Modern American Painting)
1. Impressionism
Characteristics
Art and artists
Assignment: Impressionist drawing with crayons
2. Post-Impressionism
Characteristics
Textures
Dashes
Pointillism/Stippling, ink and watercolor
Assignments  Pointillism apple dot drawing, van Gogh Trees
3. Modern Art Movements
Abstraction
Cubism
Fantasy
De Stijl
Assignment: Cubist portrait 
If time Allowed
Surrealism
Dali
Magritte
Ernst
Assignment: Drawing exercises surreal eyes

8th Grade
Art History: Periods and Schools (Painting Since World War II; Photography; 20th-Century Sculpture)
Architecture Since the Industrial Revolution
Abstract Expressionism
Assignment: Optical drawing
Assignment: Kandinsky abstract art
Assignment: Name Design Pop Art
Assignment: Abstract Action Painting
Assignment Pop art themed self portrait drawing