Competence Objectives

  • Students develop competences by creating, experiencing and responding to pictures
  • The students are able to perceive, reflect, use and understand the language of art in communicative and innovative processes.
Grade 1

Required Qualifications
– After Grade 3

Skills & Knowledge
In Grade 1

Students understand how the visual elements can be created and arranged to express ideas.

The visual elements include: Line, shape, color, texture, and volumes in plane, spatial and digital images

Produce pictures generated from own ideas, memories, experiences, and topics (e.g. the topic: Me, You and Our Class, where students make individual pictures “ This is Me” (full body) and display them as a class “gallery”)
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Identify and create different types of lines, shapes, and textures (e.g. make lines moving to music getting to know “My Crayons”, while they make long/short, large/small, straight/round, smooth/rough, soft/wild
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Collect and classify families of shapes and compare their characteristics. Arrange shapes in a decoration, in a collage, or an assemblage (e.g. producing human figures/animals by cutting/tearing/gluing paper and found material for a collage, to start a story line or an animation) *

Make round and long volumes in wax or clay and combine them into figurers (e.g.

Bring their favorite toy, fruit, or flower for observation drawing (e.g. introducing different drawing methods such as modified drawing) *

Make “mixtures” of primary colors (e.g. Mix the primary colors and white – in groups of 4 – on a palette and make 10 new colors. Always mix from the light adding very little dark!!) Make a picture in each group with your new mixed colors (e.g *

Students understand how visual art tools, techniques, and materials can be used in drawing, painting, digital graphic, printmaking, collage, sculpture, architecture, and animation with gradual emphasis on current topics and thematization

Uses material such as pencils, oil pastels, paint, wax or clay

Change a surface to look rough, fluffy/smooth) by twisting, stroking, pressing, to make brush marks, printed marks, or marks in clay, or by gluing on fabric and paper

Grade 2

Overall Qualifications
Skills, knowledge / understanding

Skills & Knowledge
In Grade 2

Students understand how the visual elements can be created and arranged to express ideas.

The visual elements include: Line, shape, color, texture, and volumes in plane, spatial and digital images

Make a portray using modified observation drawing or look into a mirror (e.g. observe lines and shapes in the face) *

Make a decorative frieze by using repetition to create sequence and overlap. Cut a flat form from nature in cardboard and stamp it on to paper several times in line Cut a second similar but different shape to create a varied sequence. Overlap shapes and colors and examine the new colors and shapes

Places shapes in purposeful positions next to, behind, in front, below, above, inside/outside. (e.g. a group of students on their way to school, playing in the schoolyard, or presenting a drama in the classroom

Mix colors that are warm, cool, light, and dark and make a spring and/or autumn palette and paint trees, landscape, scenery, or contrasting stories about spring and autumn.

Make volumes in wax or clay such as a cube, a sphere, or a cone, and cut them into slices and put them together as a strange animal, a fantasy house, or a crazy automobile.

Select five colors in your clothes, your face, in the classroom, or among the trees. Paint a picture telling a story of your own choice using your personal palette.

Students understand how visual art tools, techniques, and materials can be used in drawing, painting, digital graphic, printmaking, collage, sculpture, architecture, and animation with gradual emphasis on current topics and thematization

Uses larger brushes, crayons and paper to make fluid, sweeping lines; and smaller tools to make finer lines.

Rolls wax/clay into cylinder/ball to model together.
Experiment with squashing, pulling, pushing wax/clay.

Makes stable joins by pressing pieces of wax/clay together and blending wax/clay over the join.

Makes open shapes that enclose space by pinching, combining, or joining slabs.

Embellishes the surface with textures or paint smooth clay when dry.

Grade 3

Overall Qualifications
Skills, knowledge / understanding

Skills & Knowledge
In Grade 3

Students understand how the visual elements can be created and arranged to express ideas.

The visual elements include: Line, shape, color, texture, and volumes in plane, spatial and digital images

Draw and paint lines to suggest force or energy, using

Students understand how visual art tools, techniques, and materials can be used in drawing, painting, digital graphic, printmaking, collage, sculpture, architecture, and animation with gradual emphasis on current topics and thematization

Uses printmaking and mixed media (e.g. creating a relief surface to “ink” and print using string, dried glue, and found-objects)

Compares results of stamping/”printmaking” on a variety of surfaces (e.g. newspaper, wallpaper, wrapping paper, magazines

Use their prints as a starting point (e.g. for a collage, draw onto print, make patterns