Fourth Grade Art

In fourth grade art students learn the principle and elements of art.

 

 

Birch Bark Paintings

In this lesson, fourth grade students learned how to paint using found objects.  The students used strips of thick paper and q-tips to create their art work.

 

Minnesota State Standard: 4.2.1.5.1 Create original two- and three-dimensional artworks to express specific artistic ideas. 

Picasso Color Painting

In this lesson, fourth grade students studied the abstract artist Pablo Picasso.  Each student created a self-portrait in an abstract style using the three secondary colors.

 

 

Minnesota State Standard:  4.4.1.5.1 Justify personal interpretations and reactions to works of visual art. 

Clay Vase

In this lesson, four grade students used clay to create clay coil vases.  The students where encouraged to use several different types of coils to create their vase.  Each was expected to use the scoring and slip method to construct their vases.  

 

4.1.1.5.2 Describe how the principles of visual art such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are used in the creation, presentation or response to visual artworks. 

Native American Spirit Mask

In this lesson, fourth grade students studied the masks Native Americans wore.  Each student chose a spirit animal and made a mask representing the animal.  The students used a variety of materials in the project including found objects.

 

Minnesota State Standard: Describe the personal, social cultural, or historical context that influence the creation of visual artworks including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities. 

Native American Pop Up Books

In this lesson students created their own pop up books.  Fourth grade students studied where modern Native American's live.  The students could choose from creating a Teepee, Wigwam, City, or Young Neighborhood.  

 

Minnesota State Standard: 4.1.3.5.1 Describe the personal, social, cultural, or historical context that influence the creation of visual artworks including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities. 

Line Owl Art

In this lesson, fourth grade students used their knowledge of line to create their owls.  Each student was expected to show: straight lines, thin line, thick line, curved line, wavy line, zigzag line, spiral line, diagonal line, vertical line, horizontal line, and parallel lines. 

 

Minnesota State Standard: 4.1.1.5.1 Describe the characteristics of the elements of visual art including color, line, shape, value, form, texture, and space.

4th Grade Art

In fourth grade students work on learning the principles and elements of art.  

Students learn this through several units:

 

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Symmetry
  • Balance