• "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."
    Albert Einstein

    Welcome to Art Class
    Welcome to the elementary ART program for Carmel Unified.  My name is Terri Woodward and I love to share my passion for art and teach children about the history, the artists, and the tools in every class.  Our three elementary schools, River, Tularcitos, and Captain Cooper share an enriching art program as part of their growth and learning. As the students grow through their elementary years they master greater skills within an array of art lessons. Their progression grows within the lessons that challenge each grade level yet encourages self expression.  Every class from kindergarten through fifth grade has the opportunity to view famous works of art. We discuss the history behind the works, why and how as well as the artists. With each visit to the classroom students enjoy a hands-on experience by creating their own masterpiece in the style of the art/artist studied that day.  In addition to introducing famous works of art and artists, the program focuses on but is not limited to:

    *portrait, landscape, still life,  and sculpture
    *perspective, illusion, realism
    *abstract, surrealism, impressionism, ancient art
    *line, shape, color, value, texture, and space 
    *style, technique, media
    *mood, rythm, and balance
    *pattern, movement, and symmetry
     Art with Mrs. Woodward

    The principle goals of this program are to encourage children to:

    1.  LOOK at art and be INQUISITIVE about it.
    2.  FEEL "comfortable" with art and ENJOY it.
    3.  LEARN the fundamentals and vocabulary of art.
    4.  THINK visually and ANALYZE what they see.
    5.  BECOME familiar with famous art masterpieces, artists and art history.
    6.  BUILD knowledge and appreciate different cultures, artists, and styles.
    7.  EXPLORE various mediums from clay to watercolor, oil pastels to chalk.
    8.  CREATE works of art with confidence and pride as they develop their own natural talents and
    understand they can turn their ideas into something magificent.
    "Art teaches children about creative problem solving, emotional resilience,
    and innovative thinking."
                                                 - Meg Bourne
    Awesome websites worth visiting for everyone: 
    Metropolitan Museum of Art is good fun  #Metkids
    Great virtual tours of art museums can be seen on Arts and Culture
    Click on the link following your childs grade level for your connection to art class
    Kindergarten will have fun learning to draw a frog prince by watching this Deep Space Sparkle video Frog Prince
    First Grade create your own unique unicorn by watching this Deep Space Sparkle video Flashy Unicorn
    Second Grade Because our last lesson was on the ancient Greeks, check out the Metropolitan Museum of art Met Kids Map and see if you can find the Greek vase on the map.  Tap on it.  What does that vase have in the bottom? Can you draw a picture of the clay pot you made in school?  Try to decorate it with a different geometric pattern.
    Third Grade The last time we met we studied Australia and aboriginal people.  Check out this video to see if you recognize any of the symbols we discussed and see if you can create a picture story about one of your favorite vactions.  Aboriginal Inspiration
    Fourth Grade We had a lot of fun working on our class optical illusions this year so I'm challanging you to try this 3-D illusion.  On a side note, you don't need to cut out the pieces in the end. 3-D Optical Illusion
    Fifth Grade Because we aren't be able to meet for our next art class, I wish you to learn how to create the illusion of space (element of art) - Viewing a 2-D surface as if it were three dimensional.  I think you will enjoy this 1 Point Perspective.
     Links I appreciate: 
     Why the arts?  http://youtu.be/1M5hs6ahcKU 
     Why is art important?  http://youtu.be/A7n-EXobxzE  
     "Every child is an artist" - Pablo Picasso
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