•   Art Syllabus -
      My yearly art syllabus follows the Texas Teks for Fine Arts. The introduction at the elem. level is as follows:
    1. Four basic strands- perception, creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation - provide broad unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Students rely on their perceptions  of the environment, developed through increased visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artworks. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and problem solving skills.
    2. By analyzing artistic styles and historical periods students develop respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students respond to and analyze artworks, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgments and evaluations. 
    The following is a grade level time scope and sequence covered in art each year using the Elements and Principles of Art. These are accomplished through using a variety of lessons and projects.
    Line- create and identify:
            straight, curved, wavy, zigzag, broken, thick or thin, long or short. lines have direction.
    Shape/Form- create and identify:
                        circular, rectangular, triangular, or square.
    Color/Value- identify:
                       primary and secondary
    Space- Identify and use space on a particular plane.
    Texture- Identify rough, smooth, hard, and soft.
    Pattern- Identify pattern in artwork.
    1st Grade-
    Line- Create and identify dotted, broken, spiral, diagonal, horizontal, vertical, wavy, zigzag, and
            outline lines.
    Shape/form- Create and identify free form, geometric, oval, cube, sphere, cylinder, and  cone.
    Space- Create large and small spaces in a variety of locations on a picture plane.
    Color/Value- Mix secondary colors and identify warm, cool, and neutral.
    Pattern- Create pattern in color, shape, and line.
    Texture- Identify tactile and visual.
    Unity- Create unity by placement on a picture plane.
    Balance- Show balance by placement of objects.
    Proportion- apply proportional relationships of objects.
    2nd Grade-
    Space- Use shape on a picture plane showing near and far.
    Color/Value- Mix and apply tins, shades, light and dark values.
    Unity- Show unity through repetition of elements.
    Balance- Create and identify symmetrical balance.
    Variety- Show variety by varying the size of art elements.
    Line- Use expressive lines to show emotional equality.
    Shape/Form- Use form as a 3-D shape and identify similar and dissimilar shapes.
    Pattern- Identify and create regular and irregular patterns.
    Emphasis- Show emphasis through the use if color.
    Proportion- Create artworks showing realistic use of subject matter.
    3rd Grade-
    Shape/Form- Identify overlapping, varying size, placement, names of geometric shapes.
    Space- Identify and produce foreground, middle ground and background in a composition.
    Unity- Identify and develop unity through overlapping shapes and use of detail.
    Balance- Identify and produce works of art using a symmetrical balance.
    Proportion- Identify and produce artworks using correct body proportion.
    Line- Create designs using directional quality, repeated pattern, and interwoven movement.
    Color/Value-  Identify and create artworks based on opaque, transparent, monochromatic, and 
                        intermediate colors.
    Texture- Identify, create, and produce texture through patter, motif.
    Pattern- Identify patterns using alternation of elements.
    Emphasis- Identify emphasis through isolation.
    Variety- Develop variety through contrast of art elements.
    4th Grade-
    Line- Create artworks using gesture, implied, contour, and/or radiating lines.
    Space- Produce an artwork based on perspective formed by differing size and placement on a page.
    Emphasis- Show emphasis by the placement of objects in a composition.
    Balance- Create a design based on radial balance. 
    Proportion- Describe and create an artwork using facial proportions.
    Shape/Form- Produce artworks based on symmetrical, asymmetrical forms/ shapes. Create a
                       composition showing the illusion of depth.
    Color/Value- Describe in artworks and create an art piece based on intense, light-dark values, and
                       complementary colors.
    Texture- Identify texture in artworks which is part of the everyday environment.
    Pattern- Identify patterns used in works of art and apply a pattern in a composition.
    Unity- Create compositions with unity through variety and awareness of theme.
    Variety- Identify and design artworks by using positioning of art elements.
    5th Grade-
    Line- Identify and create compositions using dynamic, converging, and illusionary lines.
    Color/Value- Identify and use passive and aggressive colors, warm colors, analogous colors, and
                       colors that show emotion.
    Texture- Use pattern to create pattern in realistic works of art.
    Unity- Identify and create works of art showing the harmony of elements using similarities, place-
             ment, organization, details, and theme.
    Emphasis- Identify and create works of art that show emphasis through the use of direction and
    Shape/Form- Identify geometric, free form, natural, man made, distorted and realistic shapes.
    Space- Create artworks using shadows, light sources, and perspective.
    Pattern- Identify and create artworks using the application of pattern through variation and
    Balance- Identify and create compositions using a choice of techniques to show balance.
    Variety- Identify and create compositions showing variety of motif.
    Proportion- Create proportion showing the ratio of parts to the whole.