The second grade art curriculum at CWES is based on the Alabama course of study for second grade art education:
Arts Education, Grade 2, Visual Arts, 20061.) Apply a variety of procedures, methods, and subject matter in the production of two-dimensional works of art, including landscapes, still lifes, and relief prints.
Example: producing paintings, drawings, and relief prints of family life and neighborhood play
• Producing three-dimensional works of artExample: pinching and pulling clay to create clay dinosaurs
• Demonstrating appropriate safety, care, and use of printmaking and sculptural materials and equipmentExamples: printmaking inks, carving instruments, wire sculptures2.) Apply analogous and intermediate colors, symmetrical balance, and geometric and organic shapes in the production of works of art.
Examples: monoprint of butterfly, landscapes with intermediate color schemes, Georgia O'Keeffe's flower images in pastel drawings3.) Express ideas, feelings, and moods through traditional and digital media in creating works of art.
Examples: showing happiness by using traditional media such as crayons or paints in the production of a portrait based on Paul Klee's Senecio or Head of a Man, using digital drawing and painting programs to generate ideas in the production of a fantasy cityscape4.) Explain similarities and differences in works of art, including color schemes, symmetrical balance, and geometric and organic shapes.
Examples: naming similarities and differences in works by Eric Carle and Peter Max depicting butterflies, discussing organic shapes in Henry Moore's sculpture Working Model for Oval with Points and geometric shapes in David Smith's Cubi series sculptures5.) Describe the media technique used in a specific work of art.
Example: describing the technique of pointillism used by Georges Seurat in A Sunday on La Grande Jatte
• Identifying the technique of spatial relationships, including foreground, middle ground, and backgroundExample: identifying overlapping shapes that create depth in Grant Wood's landscapes6.) Relate moods, feelings, and emotions generated by a work of art to life experiences.
Example: relating happy moods and feelings of children at play as depicted in Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip to those of contemporary neighborhood children at play7.) Describe artistic styles of various cultures, times, and places.
- cultures--Japanese painting techniques,
- times--mosaics of the Roman Empire,
- places--architectural structures of the Middle East and Russia
• Describing ways in which visual arts connect to other disciplinesExample: describing Edgar Degas' ballerina works in relation to dance, Pablo Picasso's Three Musicians in relation to instrumental music, and George Rouault's clowns in relation to costumes in theatre productions8.) Identify ways art reflects and records history.
Examples: pictographs created by Plains Indians, glyphs created by Mayan Indians, paintings and sculptures of the American West created by Frederic Remington
• Using digital media to view works of art