ABQ Primary Visual Arts Dr. J. Barnett e-mail: email@example.com Office: H323 Extension: 4205 http://www.nipissingu.ca/education/jennifeb/educjb/ Let’s Begin… One of the greatest difficulties teachers of primary students have is that they tend to spend too much time talking!
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Dr. J. Barnett
In Primary Visual Art we also teach
Grade One: describe different kinds of lines (e.g., jagged, broken, straight)
Grade Two: identify types of lines in art works and in the environment (e.g., horizontal, vertical, diagonal);
Grade Three: identify characteristics of a variety of lines (e.g., thick, thin)
Grade One: describe the texture of various familiar objects (e.g., rough, smooth, slippery, wet), using vocabulary and terminology appropriate for this grade;
Grade Two: identify and describe a variety of textures (e.g., rough: tree bark; smooth: plastics; ridged: corduroy fabrics);
Using your crayons, find textures and use rubbings to fill in the space around your letters
Taught in Primary so that in Junior, Intermediate and Senior they can focus on the Principle of Illusion:
Linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, overlap,
position on a picture plane, diminishing size,
lights & darks, colour theory
Hue, Value and Intensity
Red, Yellow and Blue = Primary
Green, Orange and Purple = Secondary
(FYI: mix two secondarys and you get a Tertiary; mix a primary and a secondary and you get an Intermediate)
Grade One: primary colours,
Grade Two: secondary colours;
& how made
warm and cold
colours based on
impact they have
on the viewer;
Grade Three: able to explain why they chose to use certain colours; comment on how others use colour in a work of art and the effect the use of colour has.
Grade One: distinguish between geometric and organic shapes; identify the elements of design in familiar environments (e.g., the shapes used in wallpaper samples);
Grade Two: identify the characteristics of symmetrical forms (e.g., show that all sides of cube objects are the same in length); identify the elements of design in a variety of familiar objects (e.g., symmetrical forms in buildings) and in works of art;
Using your crayons, fill in the bubble letters in your name using Line, Colour and Shape.
Make a little YOU!
Grade One &
“In what ‘element of design lesson’ could you use this picture?”
Hint: Think hook for an element of design; Look at the
This is the Art Attacks site – piles and piles and piles of ideas!
Grade Two: secondary colours & how made
Paint a picture of your experience in the ABQ program. You must have primary and secondary colours in your picture.
Put your name on the bottom