Fifth Grade Curriculum Maps for Visual Arts
Ø August 6th-October 5th
This quarter, students will be reintroduced to Art Elements, with a special focus on the elements of Line and Value. In Art History, students will learn about the Italian Renaissance and the changes in thought and art produced during that period in time. Students will learn about the concepts of study drawing, and linear perspective.
Projects to be completed during first quarter include the Rembrandt Elephant Study Reproduction and Linear Perspective Landscape.
Ø October 15th-December 19th
This quarter, students will focus on the Art Elements of Form and Texture. We will continue to study the Renaissance and different art forms that flourished during this time, with an emphasis on tapestry and sculpture. Students will study tapestries and their different properties and learn about how elements such as composition, narrative and texture work in this art form.
Project to be completed during the second quarter is the Unicorn in Captivity Tapestry project.
Ø January 7th-March 8th
This quarter, students will focus on the art elements of color and value, looking to artwork in the late and Northern Renaissance to see these elements at work. We will study the work of Albrecht Durer and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using multiple different mediums. Students will learn about woodcut prints and their historical significance.
Project to be completed during the third quarter is the Wood Cut Print Project.
Ø March 19th-May 24th
This quarter, students will continue to study the work of Albrecht Durer. We will discuss how Durer was part of the Norther Renaissance, and how his work was different from participants in the Italian Renaissance. We will discuss Durer’s hyper realistic drawings and paintings of animals and work to create a reproduction of one of his masterpieces.
Project to be completed during the fourth quarter is the reproduction of Durer’s Wing of a Blue Roller.