The art program at St. Charles School offers students the opportunity to express their artistic creativity. Elementary grades learn the basic concepts of color, line, texture, and form while exploring a wide variety of art media. Middle school students build upon these basics and expand their knowledge as well as appreciation for art through the study of artists from the Renaissance period to the present. Student’s art work is often displayed throughout the building for all to enjoy. Teri Wysopal teaches Art.

Art Program

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

  • Use a variety of art media
  • Express emotion through art
  • Recognize that art is produced by all cultures
  • Recognize different art forms
  • Identify color and basic shapes in everyday objects, nature, and formal art
1st Grade

1st Grade

  • identify primary and secondary colors
  • identify warm and cool colors
  • identify line as found in nature, everyday life, and within formal art
  • use line to create shapes and line drawings
  • identify repetition in nature, everyday life, and within formal art
  • create examples of repetition in own art
  • learn about the influences world cultures have had on art
  • know basic information about a few famous artists through a study of their works
2nd Grade

2nd Grade

  • identify primary and secondary colors
  • mix primary colors to create secondary colors
  • understand the term tint and shade and successful create both
  • use the elements of line and shape with different media
  • identify patterns found in nature, everyday objects and in formal art
  • recreate patterns in nature to create a work of art
  • learn about the progression of art from cave man to contemporary art
  • learn about the influences world cultures have had on art
  • know basic information about a few famous artists through a study of their works
  • appreciate and identify works of art from Henri Matisse through an in-depth study of the artist’s life and works
3rd Grade

3rd Grade

  • describe texture found in nature, everyday life, and within formal art
  • recreate texture using different art media
  • reproduce forms in different scale both small and large
  • identify balance and imbalance found in nature, everyday life, and within formal art
  • identify unity in nature, everyday life, and within formal art
  • create examples of balance and unity in own work
  • learn about the progression of art from cave man to contemporary art
  • learn about the influences world cultures have had on art
  • know unique traits (styles, media, subject) of individual artists and periods in art history
  • appreciate and identify works of art from Vincent Van Gogh through an in-depth study of the artist’s life and works
4th Grade

4th Grade

  • identify the use of space in nature, everyday objects, and in formal art
  • distinguish between positive and negative space
  • create different values of color and use the the new values in own project
  • identify emphasis and contrast in nature, everyday objects, and in formal art
  • create examples of contrast using basic Elements of Art
  • learn the logical progression and development of art throughout history
  • identify the influences world cultures have had on art
  • know unique traits (styles, media, subject) of individual artists and periods in art history
  • appreciate and identify works of art from Pablo Picasso through an in-depth study of the artist’s life and works
5th Grade

5th Grade

  • distinguish between the Elements of Art
  • analyze formal art using the Elements of Art
  • explain the seven basic Elements of Art
  • Identify movement and proportion in nature, everyday objects, and in formal art
  • create examples of movement and proportion in artwork
  • create art in the manner of other cultures
  • understand how different cultures influenced artists’ creations
  • compare and contrast art from different cultures
  • know unique traits (styles, media, subject) of individual artists and periods in art history
  • appreciate and identify works of art from three artists through an in-depth study of the artist’s life and works
  • compare and contrast works of art from different artists
6th Grade

6th Grade

  • plan art work using the basic Elements and Principles of Art
  • produce both 2 and 3 dimensional art
  • identify the concepts of different artistic schools of thought
  • identify major artistic movements of art and works from each movement
  • create art in the style of these movements
  • create art in the manner of other cultures
  • understand how different cultures influenced artists’ creations
  • compare and contrast art from different cultures
  • experiment with different tools and media from other cultures
  • know unique traits (styles, media, subject) of individual artists and periods in art history
  • appreciate and identify works of art from six artists through an in-depth study of the artist’s life and works
  • compare and contrast works of art from different artists
7th Grade

7th Grade

  • Analyze the use of the basic Elements and Principles of Art in nature, everyday objects and formal art
  • plan art work using the basic Elements and Principles of Art
  • evaluate artwork using the Elements of Art
  • list and describe the basic Elements and Principles of Art
  • identify the concepts of different artistic schools of thought
  • identify major artistic movements of art and works from each movement
  • create art in the style of these movements
  • create art in the manner of other cultures
  • understand how different cultures influenced artists’ creations
  • compare and contrast art from different cultures
  • experiment with different tools and media from other cultures
  • know unique traits (styles, media, subject) of individual artists and periods in art history
  • appreciate and identify works of art from six artists through an in-depth study of the artist’s life and works
  • compare and contrast works of art from different artists
8th Grade

8th Grade

  • analyze the use of the basic Elements and Principles of Art in nature, everyday objects and formal art
  • plan art work using the basic Elements and Principles of Art
  • evaluate artwork using the Elements of Art
  • list and describe the basic Elements and Principles of Art
  • identify the concepts of different artistic schools of thought
  • identify major artistic movements of art and works from each movement
  • create art in the style of these movements
  • create art in the manner of other cultures
  • understand how different cultures influenced artists’ creations
  • compare and contrast art from different cultures
  • experiment with different tools and media from other cultures
  • know unique traits (styles, media, subject) of individual artists and periods in art history
  • appreciate and identify works of art from six artists through an in-depth study of the artist’s life and works
  • compare and contrast works of art from different artists


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