LCPS Visual Art Curriculum
Throughout the elementary art experience students are exploring different, age-appropriate methods of becoming artists. Students will work with a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and collage. Curriculum includes the role of artists in society, recognizing art as a form of communication and expression, and identifying elements of art such as line, shape, color, texture and space. Art history instruction is also a component of the curriculum.All projects help students to use their imagination. Critical and creative thinking are a large component of the LCPS art curriculum. Students will plan and reflect on their artmaking. They will also curate work and prepare artwork for display.Integrating art lessons with content from the classroom is very powerful. This is highly beneficial for those students who are visual-spatial and bodily-kinesthetic learners. It also allows students to bring knowledge they have learned in to the art room to demonstrate understanding or solidify abstract concepts from the classroom into practical use.Lessons are carefully aligned to criteria in the Loudoun County Standards of Achievement, the Virginia Standards of Learning and the National Visual Arts Content standards.