Art K

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Kindergarten students are introduced to the elements of art—line, shape, color, and more. Students will:

  • Learn about important paintings, sculpture, and architecture
  • Study the works of artists like Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Rembrandt van Rijn, Ando Hiroshige, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, and Faith Ringgold
  • Create artwork similar to works they learn about, using many materials and techniques, including brightly colored paintings inspired by Henri Matisse, and mobiles inspired by Alexander Calder
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Course Outline

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  • Identify lines in artwork such as Purple Robe and Anemones by Henri Matisse
  • Learn about different types of artwork, including paintings and sculpture
  • Compare art that looks real with art that looks make-believe
  • Learn about the lives of Ando Hiroshige and Henri Matisse, and the characteristics of their works

Shapes and Colors

  • Identify shapes and colors in artwork, such as Improvisation Painting by Wassily Kandinsky
  • Describe how colors are mixed to make new colors
  • Learn about the life of Joan Miró and the characteristics of his works

How Artists See People:

  • Portraits and Self-Portraits
  • Identify portraits and self-portraits, such as Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn, and describe their characteristics
  • Learn about the lives of Pablo Picasso and Henry Ossawa Tanner, and the characteristics of their works

Let Me Repeat Myself: Patterns

  • Identify and describe patterns in artwork, such as Around the Fish by Paul Klee
  • Learn about the life of Henri Rousseau and the characteristics of his works

Getting in Touch with Art: Texture

  • Identify and describe qualities of texture in artwork, such as a "cap mask" by a Kuba artist from Congo
  • Learn about the life of Faith Ringgold and the characteristics of her works

Made in America: American Symbols and Native American Art

  • Identify and describe American symbols, artwork depicting American symbols, and American Indian art, such as the Statue of Liberty and a Navajo blanket

Don't Move! Still Life Paintings

  • Identify still life paintings, such as Still Life with a Basket (The Kitchen Table) by Paul Cèzanne, and describe their characteristics
  • Learn about the life of Paul Cézanne and the characteristics of his works

Scenic Overlook: Landscapes

  • Identify landscapes, such as Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, and describe their features

In the Round: Sculpture

  • Identify and describe examples of sculpture, such as Bronco Buster by Frederick Remington

How Artists See Play

  • Identify paintings showing people at play, such as The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and describe their characteristics

How Artists See Celebrations

  • Identify paintings showing celebrations, such as The Wedding Dance in Open Air by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, and describe their characteristics
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Number of Lessons and Scheduling

45 minutes

Total Lessons: 72

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling