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    The Kindergarten art curriculum at CWES is based on the Alabama course of study for Kindergarten art education:
    Arts Education, Grade K, Visual Arts, 2006

    1.) Use selected materials to produce works of art.

    Examples: water-soluble paint, clay

    •  Creating works of art using a variety of traditional processes
    Examples: crayon-resist paintings, folding and curling different kinds of paper

    •  Creating two- and three-dimensional art forms
    Examples: finger paintings, paper collages, clay pinch pots

    •  Recognizing safe and proper use and care of basic tools, materials, and supplies, including scissors, pencils, crayons, markers, glue, paints, paintbrushes, and clay
    Example: properly holding and using scissors to cut paper
    2.) Use line, shape, color, texture, and repetition to produce works of art.


    - line--curved, straight, jagged, zigzag, bumpy, wavy;

    - shape--circle, triangle, square;

    - color--primary, secondary;

    - texture--rough, smooth, soft, furry;

    - repetition--pattern
    3.) Create works of art to communicate ideas and moods.

    •  Producing expressive portraits
    4.) Identify line, shape, color, texture, and repetition in works of art.

    •  Identifying similarities and differences in works of art
    Examples: shape, color, size

    •  Identifying media used in a work of art
    Examples: paint, clay, crayons
    5.) Identify moods, feelings, and emotions generated by a work of art.

    Examples: happiness, sadness
    6.) Identify artistic characteristics of cultures, times, and places.


    - cultures--designs on tribal masks of Africa and carnival masks of Brazil,

    - times--line quality of prehistoric cave drawings,

    - places--architectural design of medieval castles in Europe
    7.) Identify examples of visual arts within the community.

    Examples: architecture, murals, environmental sculptures, digital media productions
    8.) Identify works of art viewed by using digital media tools and products.

    Example: using the Internet to participate in interactive museum programs
    9.) Identify similarities among the visual arts and other disciplines.


    - language arts--viewing illustrations in literary selections by authors or illustrators such as Eric Carle, Gerald McDermott, and Dr. Seuss;

    - social studies--identifying similarities and differences in clothing styles worn by people of various time periods, cultures, and professions