Students have the opportunity for exploration and participation in the process of creating and responding to art. The elements of art that are emphasized in first grade are line, color, shape, form and introduces students to the element of texture and space. Students will use a variety of media and tools to construct two and three dimensional works of art. Students experiment with blending colors using crayon and oil pastels. Students will continue to develop the language and visual art vocabulary needed to describe, analyze, and critique art. In addition to actively engaging students in the creative process, this course focuses on the influence of the arts throughout history and across cultures. An emphasis is placed on the characteristic style, media, and techniques used by famous artists in history.