GMS 6th grade art

6th Grade Art Curriculum-


MEDIUMS- included- Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Fibers, Photography, Digital art. 

  • Drawing media ( pencils, colored pencils, markers)

  • Paint

    • brush

    • pallet

    • type of paint

      • watercolor

      • acrylic

  • Clay

    • wedging

    • glaze

    • kiln

    • bisque

    • stages of a clay piece

  • Printmaking

    • gouge

    • nib

    • brayer

    • Plate

  • a variety of other materials (i.e.  fiber, different papers)


  • The Elements of Art

    • Line

      • Contour and Outline

      • Weight

    • Shape

      • Organic and Geometric

    • Form

      • Basic Form Names (cube, cylinder, sphere…)

    • Texture

      • actual and simulated

    • space

      • overlapping

      • size related to distance

      • Positive/ Negative

      • Perspective

    • Value

      • Value Scale

      • Gradation

      • Shading Techniques

    • Color

      • Color schemes

        • Analogous- Warm/ Cool

        • Monochromatic

        • Primary/ Secondary/ Intermediate

        • Neutral

        • Complement

        • psychology of color

  • The Principles of Art

    • Unity

    • Balance

      • Symmetrical/Asymmetrical

      • Radial

    • Emphasis

      • Focal Point

    • Contrast

    • Rhythm

    • Pattern

    • Proportion/Scale

    • Figure/ Ground Relationship

  • The Rules of Composition

    • No focal point in the center

    • break your composition up into thirds

    • Fill your composition (picture plane).. Use of Space


  • Linear perspective

    • single point

  • 2-D terms

    • picture plane

  • 3-D terms

    • Armature

    • Base

    • “in the round”


The portfolio in Art I is designed to show a students  experience with the media, techniques and skills stated above. All of the specific projects below must be represented in the portfolio. Any medium or technique may be use to complete these projects. The students need to build a physical, digital or e-portfolio to represent the work completed in Art I.


Art History, Historical Cultural Context, Career/ Vocational Opportunities in the Arts

Art History and Historical Cultural Context must be addressed in Art I. As well as Career vocational opportunities in the arts. The manner in which you deliver the material is open. For example a teacher may choose to investigate one work of art thoroughly whereas another teacher may choose to address many works of art in an abbreviated manner. The only stipulations are that the teacher must address the information below.