Classic Elementary 4th and 5th Grades
Your Art Curriculum for the Beginning Drawing Student, with 68 lessons.
Your child is ready to be a Realist! The art you see is starting to look more realistic, based on the child's increasing awareness of the appearance of objects. Without instruction, the child's skills stagnate with continued dependence on line and shape, but with instruction in drawing three dimensions, shading, and the elements of art, they quickly acquire the more realistic drawing skills that they desire.
While others teach art by having the student copy one way of drawing a tree or a face, we teach a PROCESS for making art that extends to any subject that they choose. Students learn a series of actions or steps to achieve their drawing goals. These actions are based on each element of art.
These ARTistic Pursuits resources are designed specifically for your Preteen's REALISM Stage of Development. We provide learning opportunities with art class objectives that fit your preteen's needs as a growing artist and expand their visual experiences. Your child will gain the artistic skills they desire. They will learn how to look at famous artists' works, understand the role of American art in history, practice the elements and principles of art in creative ways, and produce artworks in drawing and painting that showcase your child's unique interests, ideas, and experiences.
ARTistic Pursuits, Book One, The Elements of Art and Composition
ebony pencil | scratch art | black marker
This art curriculum is the answer for the child who wants to learn to draw more realistically but doesn’t know where to start. It incorporates the creative aspects of making art into each lesson. Fourth and fifth grade students can begin this book without prior knowledge of art and work independently without the need for parental instruction. Children learn to see the elements of art in nature and in artwork by American masters. They will learn the techniques that artists use and produce a final work that requires assimilation of the knowledge gained in the three previous lessons within the unit. Each element is fully covered through this process of learning and builds on the others through simple yet engaging lessons. Children find, to their delight, that they are asked to choose the subject they want to draw. This results in meaningful works of art as children fully engage in the process. In this way, children create real works of art from the beginning to the end of the book, without boring practice routines or copying methods. Children watch their artistic skills improve and are encouraged by the works they produce.
Children acquire skills in pencil drawing, scratch art, and markers. The art appreciation pages show how American artists like Remington, Audubon, Copley, and others used the elements of art and composition in their famous works, reproduced in full color. Technique pages demonstrate steps when working from direct observation, ways to add texture to a drawing, how to show form with lines, and other topics relevant to creating a drawing. The text is short and to the point and over 230 illustrations enhance visual understanding of the concepts. The content and conversational tone is perfectly suited to the age level. The book provides lessons for the completion of sixty-eight finished drawings that are both original and entirely the child’s own.
4-5 One Art Supply Pack | ARTistic Pursuits
The art supply pack contains art materials needed to complete 4-5th Grade Book One (book not included). Included: * four Ebony pencils * vinyl eraser * metal pencil sharpener * Canson 9"x12" sketch pad, 100 sheets * one package heavy-weight construction paper, black * Scratch-Art paper, 12 sheets, plus scratch stick * Pigma Graphic marker 1mm *
The art supply pack contains art materials needed to complete 4-5th Grade Book One (book not included). Included: * four Ebony pencils * vinyl eraser * metal pencil sharpener * Canson 9"x12" sketch pad, 100 sheets * one package heavy-weight construction paper, black * Scratch-Art paper, 12 sheets, plus scratch stick * Pigma Graphic marker 1mm * Pigma Graphic marker 2mm * white Prismacolor pencil ruler * Real Artists Real Art cotton tote bag
“This curriculum works. It makes artists! My children are really learning to draw, not just copy someone else's artwork, and to use their drawing in their daily lives. And it is so easy to use.”
— Nancy Gorman from Massachusetts