Discovery (Sixth Grade)





MINOR (60%)




These mediums must be used in the Discovery experience. The students should be informed of the characteristics of each media and understand the proper use of the material. Students will be informed of proper vocabulary and terminology used with each medium. Through the artistic process the students should get multiple opportunities to use a medium (for example: tech sheet, sketchbook assignment, or finished products)

  • Drawing media (pencils, colored pencils, markers)

  • Paint

    • brush

    • palette

    • type of paint

      • watercolor

      • tempera
  • Clay

    • glaze

    • kiln

    • bisque

  • Printmaking

    • brayer

    • plate

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

Terminology, Techniques and Skills

Each of these techniques and skills must be cover in the Discovery experience. The terminology must be addressed and relate to the techniques and skills taught. The students should get real world and hands on experience using the terminology. ( for example: Creating a sculpture and talking about form) Any of the mediums may be used to teach a specific technique or skill. Keep in mind that some techniques and skills work better with different mediums (for example: pencils and linear perspective). Demonstration and understanding of the terminology,techniques, and skills will be reflected in the students portfolio.

  • The Elements of Art

    • Line

    • Shape

    • Form

    • Texture

    • Space

    • Value

    • Color

      • Color schemes

        • Warm/ Cool

        • Monochromatic

        • Primary/ Secondary/ Tertiary

        • Neutral

  • The Principals of Art

    • Unity/ Variety

    • Balance

    • Emphasis

    • Contrast

    • Rhythm

    • Repetition

    • Proportion/Scale

  • Portfolio

The portfolio in Discovery 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.

  • One Drawing

  • One Painting

  • One Sculpture


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

Art History and Historical Cultural Context must be addressed in Discovery. 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.

  • Critique/ Evaluation of a work of art

  • Resources as to where to find art

  • Resources to careers in art

  • Understanding of art style(s)

  • Career Day with a visiting art professional(s)