Visual Fine Arts Scope and Sequence
TCS Visual Fine Arts is designed to nurture and develop the student’s God-given desire to create and appreciate the aesthetic beauty in God’s universe. Students use value judgments to make decisions about art that honors God and shows appreciation for God’s handiwork and its effect on their lives. Through various processes, students will become aware how art relates to other areas of study. Students examine the human experience through their own creativity, through art history as an expression of culture and through the use of visual mediums, technology, literature, and God’s Word. Student’s experience and gain skill with the various art processes to gain confidence in their ability and grow in their aesthetic sense. Students value cultural diversity through the knowledge of the visual arts. Visual Fine Arts prepares students to acknowledge their God-given talents and to pursue with confidence opportunities and challenges set before them.
What a TCS student will know and be able to do in Visual Fine Arts:
- Develop visual awareness of God’s creation in order to produce an individual artistic awareness.
- Make Christ-centered judgments about art.
- Make connections between the visuals arts, the other fine and performing arts and other disciplines outside the arts.
- Apply media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts.
- Use the elements and principles of visual organization.
- Choose from a range of subject matter, symbols, icons, and potential ideas in visual arts.
- Relate the visual arts to history and culture.
- Value the characteristics and merits of one’s own artwork and expression and appreciate the artwork of others.
- Develop knowledge of aesthetics and art criticism.
- Kindergarten Topics
- Use and care of art materials and tools; Projects: two and three dimensional work in colored pencils, crayons, oil pastels, marker, watercolor, poster paint, clay, found objects; Projects integrate with Bible stories, computer art; other curriculum areas along with basic art skills. (Pre-Kindergarten at developmentally appropriate levels.)
- Grade 1 Topics
- Continued use/care of materials and tools; Projects: 2D/3D work using a variety of materials including paper, markers, colored pencils, clay, oil pastels, and paint. Projects may integrate with Bible Studies, computer art, and other curriculum areas such as children’s literature and illustration, American colonial life, and Science.
- Grade 2 Topics
- Expanded use and care of art materials and tools; Projects more complicated adding mixed media and elements of design. Projects integrate with grade units in Christian Studies, Social Studies, and Science. Pottery, painting, drawing, collage and other media included.
- Grade 3 Topics
- Projects use a wider variety of tools and materials; study of elements of design is expanded; integration with classroom studies continues; printmaking and clay added as materials.
- Grade 4 Topics
- Projects include expanded variety of materials and tools; direct integration with art, computer, and Social Studies units; mathematics, artists study; study of the effect of time and culture on art; application of the basic elements of art and principles of design.
- Grade 5 Topics
- Projects include expanded variety of materials and tools; direct integration with art, computer, Social Studies, mathematics, artists study monthly, study of the effect of time and culture on art, application of the elements of art and principles of design.