Fourth Grade Art Program
Lessons this year include:
- Further study of the "elements
See the ArtLex article on
- Further study of the "principles
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- Arizona's art heritage. Fourth graders at Sonoran Sky will take a field trip
to the Heard
Museum to enjoy a program about the arts of two of Arizona's
Native American tribes, the Hopi and the Navajo.
See the ArtLex article on Native
- Realism and abstraction. Please visit a gallery of drawings made by students in groups A, B, C, D, E, and S when they studied realism and abstraction. Five pictures from those galleries are below.
Trevor, An Eagle Landing on Snow, from Realistic to Abstract
Elysha, Brown and White Dog, from Realistic to Abstract
Kevin, Parrot, from Realistic to Abstract
Ben, Owl in a Tree, from Realistic to Abstract
Taylor, House Cat, from Realistic to Abstract
- Art in context.
- Game theory &
- Ceramics. Students will make
pottery using pinch, coil and slab construction methods, and
sculptures of desert tableaus with ceramic clay.
First work on a potter's
wheel. Our school
has two potter's wheels, and every fourth grader works on those
wheels once during an art class, and once with professional potter
Lisa Howe, who has volunteered to work with fourth graders every
year since 1997.
See ArtLex articles on ceramics,
pinch, coil, and slab
construction; sculpture, tableau, and potter's
- Drawing the human figure.
See ArtLex articles on drawing,
figure, and model.
Here are links to pages
about the program for other grades, and what we emphasize in each
1st & 2nd -- creativity
with color, pattern, and large tools. Pinch pots. Visit our gallery
of 1st graders' family-portraits.
3rd -- landscapes, seeing near and far (creating
an illusion of depth), self-portraits. Visit our gallery of 3rd
grade students' self-portraits.
5th -- surrealism, achieving a likeness, using
an ever wider variety of media, and America's art heritage.
6th -- architectural design and history, slab-constructed
pottery, and the world's art history.
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