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

1st Grade

These active process-oriented lessons focus on concepts of line direction and type, organic shape, 3-D form, real and implied texture, secondary color, and principles of composition. Literacy-infused lessons explore text direction/spacing, observation, description, and story elements through drawing, painting, collage, clay modeling and printmaking.

Resource: 1st Grade Common Core Standards

  1. Lesson 1: Lines in Buildings
  2. Lesson 2: Lines in Balance
  3. Lesson 3: Observing and Describing Shapes
  4. Lesson 4: Shapes within Shapes
  5. Lesson 5: Character in Three-Dimensions
  6. Lesson 6: Rubbed Textures in Process-Folio
  7. Lesson 7: Painted Textures in Process-Folio
  8. Lesson 8: Making a Place: Look Here First!
  9. Lesson 9: Our Family
  10. Lesson 10: Lines in Radial Balance