Art Literacy

  • Each month, students explore a different artist in a historical context. Students also practice art forms such as sculpture, painting, and drawing. Principles of art such as line, form, and color are the basis of each lesson. This program is ran and supported by our parent and family volunteers at River Grove Elementary. 

    March Artist: 
    Pablo Picasso - Spanish Cubist

    To run the presentation click on the link that applies to your class.  The slideshow will open. Click on the "PRESENT" button in the top right corner to start the presentation.  If you have problems with the online presentation then you can find it on a thumb drive located in a green pouch attached to the cart.

    Picasso Presentation for Grades K-2nd

    Picasso Presentation for Grades 3rd-5th

    For a copy of the presentation notes please go to the district site.  Link and password are listed below.

    Link: Artists

    Password: volunteer4loartlit

    Printable Project Instructions: Self Portrait

    Note: Scroll to the bottom of the page to find previous presentations.

      

  • Februart Artist: 
    Paul Cézanne - French Post-Impressionist

    To run the presentation click on the link that applies to your class.  The slideshow will open. Click on the "PRESENT" button in the top right corner to start the presentation.  If you have problems with the online presentation then you can find it on a thumb drive located in a green pouch attached to the cart.

    Cézanne Presentation for Grades K-2nd

    Cézanne Presentation for Grades 3rd-5th

    For a copy of the presentation notes please go to the district site.  Link and password are listed below.

    Link: Artists

    Password: volunteer4loartlit

    Printable Project Instructions: Mt. Hood Pastel Landscape


    December/January Artist: 
    Edgar Degas - French Impressionist

    To run the presentation click on the link that applies to your class.  The slideshow will open. Click on the "PRESENT" button in the top right corner to start the presentation.  If you have problems with the online presentation then you can find it on a thumb drive located in a green pouch attached to the cart.

    Degas Presentation for Grades K-2nd

    Degas Presentation for Grades 3rd-5th

    For a copy of the presentation notes please go to the district site.  Link and password are listed below.

    Link: Block 7 Artists

    Password: volunteer4loartlit

    Printable Project Instructions: Pastel Gestural Drawing


    November Artist: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez - Spanish Painter

    To run the presentation click on the link that applies to your class.  The slideshow will open. Click on the "PRESENT" button in the top right corner to start the presentation.  If you have problems with the online presentation then you can find it on a thumb drive located in a green pouch attached to the cart.

    Velazquez Presentation for Grades K-2nd

    Velazquez Presentation for Grades 3rd-5th

    For a copy of the presentation notes please go to the district site.  Link and password are listed below.

    Link: Block 7 Artists

    Password: volunteer4loartlit

    Printable Project Instructions: Charcoal Value Drawing


    October Artist: Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Italian Baroque Sculptor and Architect

    To run the presentation click on the link that applies to your class.  The slideshow will open. Click on the "PRESENT" button in the top right corner to start the presentation.  If you have problems with the online presentation then you can find it on a thumb drive located in a green pouch attached to the cart.

    Bernini Presentation for Grades K-2nd

    Bernini Presentation for Grades 3rd-5th 

    For a copy of the presentation notes please go to the district site.  Link and password are listed below.

    Link: Block 7 Artists

    Password: volunteer4loartlit

    Printable Project Instructions: Tinfoil Sculpture Instructions