More detailed information on Minneapolis Grade level Expectations

Kindergarten students learn to: * Identify shapes, lines, textures, colors, space and form. * View artwork from a variety of cultures that has been created for different uses, reasons, or purposes. * Use paint, clay, crayon, pencil, marker, fiber, paper, glue and scissors. * Use shape, line, texture, color, space and form in their artwork.
First grade
students learn: * How to communicate their ideas using different media, techniques, and processes. * Vocabulary that they can use to respond to and discuss art. * How to describe the subject of an artwork. * To examine art objects from different cultures and speculate about the cultural and historical context. * The use and care of tempera paint, clay, crayon, pencil, marker, fibers, paper, and scissors. * How to use overlapping, color, outline, pattern, line quality, and horizon line in their artwork.
Second grade
students learn to: * Recognize how artists use artistic elements and principles to communicate an idea or feeling. * Consider subject matter and techniques while identifying different kinds of artwork. * Use appropriate vocabulary to distinguish between past and contemporary works of art. * Use and care for oil pastels, paint, clay, crayons, colored pencils, markers, fibers, paper, scissors and glue. * Use depth, line, rhythm, texture, color value, symmetry, and free form shape in their artwork.
Third grade
students learn to: * Compare and contrast works of art using appropriate vocabulary. * Effectively use art media, processes, and techniques for intended outcomes. * Use a basic form of the art inquiry process. * Identify interdisciplinary concepts and use them to learn more about art and other disciplines. * Use and care for paint, pen, paper, papier mache, clay, marker, fibers, charcoal, pastels, and ceramic glazes. * Use variety, color theory, positive/negative space, depth, form and shape in their artwork.
Fourth grade students learn to: * Use the art inquiry process to place a broad, cultural range of artworks in a basic historical context. * Articulate personal and cultural meaning in their work and in the work of others. * Identify interdisciplinary concepts and use them to learn more about art and other disciplines. * Understand that the arts enhance the well being of the individual and of the community. * Use and care for art materials and tools. * Use complimentary/analogous colors, harmony, scale, perspective, contour/gesture drawing, space, form, and additive/subtractive sculpture in their artwork.
Fifth grade students learn to: * Reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices as part of the artistic process. * Speculate about the cultural context of specific artwork. * Recognize and understand the purposes for creating works of art * Identify interdisciplinary concepts and use them to learn more about art and other disciplines. * Use and care for computers, pencils, paint, clay, wire, fiber, paper, papier mache, craypas, crayon, colored pencil, blending sticks, oil pastels, and erasers. * Apply balance, color scheme, drawing techniques, variety, harmony, contrast, and proportion in their art.