Fifth Grade Art

Fifth Grade students receive art instruction once a week for 60



Art engagements we explored this year include:

     Painting - Warm & Cool Chairs (Vincent Van Gogh)

                 - Aztec Suns Tempera Painting

     Design - Mayan Name Glyphs in Oil Pastels

     Printmaking - Leaves, Sponges

     Collage - Matisse Goldfish Collage (Henri Matisse)

     Clay - Ceramic Animal Pinch Pot 

     Weaving - Burlap, yarn, ribbon & beads

     Sculpture - Freestanding Wood Animal Sculptures (Terrell Powell)


Students will build upon previous art knowledge and personal experiences combined with new techniques to advance their skills.


Art vocabulary for Grade 5:

    Drawing                        Painting:          

         Observation                 Color mixing: tints, shades    

         Proportion                    Analogous colors

         Foreshortening             Complimentary colors

         Viewpoint                    Tertiary colors


     Sculpture:                      Ceramics:

         Balance                          Additive

         Negative                         Subtractive

         Positive                          Clay stages: greenware,

                                                  leather hard, bisqueware


Classroom volunteers are always welcome!