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

2nd Grade

A broad range of art is created using concepts of contour and line type, abstraction, color palette, 3-D form, and positive and negative space. Students make both realistic and abstract drawings, relief prints, paintings, and paper sculptures. Literacy-infused lessons include making sketch/journal entries, inventing clay characters and illustrating stories and poems in collage.

Resource: 2nd Grade Common Core Standards

  1. Lesson 1: Lines for Interiors – A Series of Views
  2. Lesson 2: Finding Thin and Thick Lines in Patterns
  3. Lesson 3: Shapes to Represent Objects
  4. Lesson 4: Abstract Objects
  5. Lesson 5: Forms for Characters
  6. Lesson 6: Cool and Warm Colors
  7. Lesson 7: Selecting a Palette
  8. Lesson 8: Shapes in Space
  9. Lesson 9: Rhythm and Repetition
  10. Lesson 10: Illustrating a Story