In first grade art, we build on everything we learned in Kindergarten, and then some! Here is a list of things your first grader should have tackled in 1st Grade Art!
1st Graders will be able to: -Becoming more comfortable using scissors precisely -Use the correct amount of glue -Identify what is a landscape -Tell the primary and secondary colors, and how to mix them -Constructing a pinch pot
Artists learned about in 1st Grade: -George Rodrigue
After reading "Why Is Blue Dog Blue" we talk about the artistic process and how artists make their choices, especially color choices. We do a step by step drawing together to draw our own blue dog. The next art class is spent choosing a color for our blue dog. We paint with tempera, and then add a pattern background with matching marker and crayon color.
After talking about the primary colors and how important they are, we discover that the primary colors are used for a lot of super heroes. We brainstorm a super hero of our own, and also create a unique situation for our super hero.
Glazed Pinch Pots
Pinch pots are always a favorite of 1st graders! We learn how to shape and form the pinch pot, and also add texture. After they are done drying, they go in the kiln and it's time to paint with glaze. Students are always amazed at the transformation that is made after the second firing.