Mrs. Kaitlin Allen
Armor Elementary School
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- Armor Elementary
Thursday- Union Pleasant
"Every Child is an Artist."- Pablo Picasso
In art we look a variety of artist's works representing various cultures and a range of media.
Students will view, discuss, and produce a a produce a variety of artworks.
All students at Armor Elementary School attend art class one day a week for 40 minutes.
Please send in a smock (an old shirt is great!).
We store them in the art room and put them on for painting or when needed.
Goal of AES K-5 Visual Arts Program: To Develop Artistic Literacy
Use a variety of artistic media, symbols, and metaphors to communicate their own ideas and to respond to the artistic communications of others.
Develop creative personal realization in at least one art form in which they continue active involvement as an adult.
Cultivate culture, history and other connections through diverse forms and genres of artwork.
Find joy, inspiration, intellectual stimulation, and meaning when they participate in the arts.
Seek artistic experiences and support in the arts in their communities.
The art curriculum is based on the NYS Visual Art Standards. Check out some of the enduring ideas and guiding questions I use to frame your child's learning! Units are centered around Artistic Mediums including Drawing, Painting, 3D Art, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media Arts and Fiber Arts. Students will always be engaged in the creation, presentation, discussion, and cultural connections of art.
Art Lesson Focus
The students at Armor will not only create beautiful artwork but they will also build a life long appreciation for the visual arts. We often make real world connections in the art room discussing art careers that the students can excel in. We begin lessons by learning about famous artists throughout art history and Contemporary artists from today. We learn about various world cultures and the art they created to inspire our own art making. We use our own stories and experiences to create artwork that is meaningful to us.
The Students Will...
Throughout the elementary art program the students will learn about numerous art materials. We will learn about drawing materials including pencil, crayons, pastels, and oil pastels. We will learn how to paint using watercolors, tempera paints, tempera cakes, and acrylics. We will create mixed media collages using paper and found objects. We will build 3d sculptures out of clay. We will learn about graphic arts through printmaking and new technologies, and we will weave to learn about fiber arts.
Each student will keep a portfolio of his/her work in the art room. This portfolio will be a way to assess and evaluate learning in the arts. A portfolio is an organized collection of a child's work over a period of time. It is used by the teacher to monitor the growth of the student's learning. Art portfolios will go home with students in the spring.