5th Grade Art

Grade 5 Art

Students attend art class every other day for the entire school year. During this time, students will have a wide variety of art experiences, which include the 


Texture, color, line, shape, space, balance, and repetition.

Subject Matter

Landscape or seascape,interior, still life, genre, portrait, animals, and sculpture.


Drawing, painting, printmaking, cutting, tearing, gluing, sculpting, and handbuilding with clay. When we are working on realistic art, we will use the expression " Train your eye to see what's there". They need to practice at home to really improve.

Major Art Categories

Realistic, Abstract, and Nonobjective

Art History and Culture

Students will be reading about the different periods in art history, viewing art reproductions and discussing them. They then create art work that focuses on that period in art history. Near the end of the year, the students will read about, view and discuss Asian Art. Then they will create a project or two using Asian Art themes as time permits. In the spring, as a culmination of what they have learned, the students will be going to art museums. One museum focuses on the periods in art history and the other museum focuses on Asian Art. The museums are very student centered with activities for the students as they tour the different galleries. The cost is approximately $25 per student.

Art Criticism

Students will verbalize reactions to viewed artwork using art terms.


Students will express likes, dislikes, and why.

Daily Life

Students will make connections between art lessons and their daily life.


Grade 5

Assessment is based on the skills and concepts covered in each individual lesson.An assessment symbol will be on the back of the work. These are the assessment symbols we will be using:

+ = above grade level

√+ = excellent at grade level

√ = acceptable at grade level

√- = at grade level but needs improvement

- = below grade level

The following are student examples of 5th Grade Units of Study:

Abstract Animal Paintings in the style of Fauvist Art:




Realistic Still Life Drawing using Continuous Line:


Realistic Self-Portrait Drawing in the style of Renaissance Art:

Realistic Watercolor Painting in the style of Ancient Greek and Roman Art:


Clay Vase Sculpture in the style of Ancient Greek and Roman Art:

Realistic Pastel Drawing of an Interior in the Baroque Style of Art:

 Seascape torn paper collage in the style of Impressionism: