“Art Lessons in the Classroom”: ArtsEd Washington Curriculum Portal

5th Grade

Skills are refined through making pen and ink drawings, watercolor paintings, and sculptures focusing on proportion, value, and scale. Translating words into pictures and pictures into words is investigated through depicting setting, combining shapes for meaning, using color for mood and responding to art. Students also create prints and then explain the printmaking procedure in writing.

Resource: 5th Grade Common Core Standards

  1. Lesson 1: Converging Lines
  2. Lesson 2: Geometric and Organic Shapes
  3. Lesson 3: Color Dominance in Still Life
  4. Lesson 4: Color and Line for Mood
  5. Lesson 5: Creating Deep Space
  6. Lesson 6: Atmospheric Texture
  7. Lesson 7: Crosshatching for Value
  8. Lesson 8: Ratio and Proportion in the Human Figure
  9. Lesson 9: Recording the Printmaking Process
  10. Lesson 10: Responding to Art: Art Criticism