Fifth Grade Art

Support for classroom curriculum with integrated activities. CONCEPTS: realism, abstraction, human proportion, light and shadow, pattern, use of line to show three dimensions, symbolism, radial symmetry, difference in art from a variety of cultures, graphic design, foreshortening, center of interest and balance. EXAMPLE PROJECTS: Gustav Klimt-inspired figure painting with emphasis on pattern, Romare Bearden-inspired mixed media collages, William Kentridge-inspired pen and ink drawing/prints, clay storytellers inspired by the work of Helen Cordero, and Urban art study.