• Many wonder just what it is that students are 'learning' in art. There are standards issued by each state for each subject matter, including art.  These standards are known as TEKS, which stands for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. All of our learning is geared towards growing a students skills and helping them to meet these standards.

    Follow this link to see the official TEKS for Second Grade Art :                                                                                                 http://www.cedfa.org/new-teks-2015/art-teks/grade-2-art/

    Second Grade Curricular Expectations-


    • Crayons, Markers, Chalk, and Oil Pastels
    • Paint: Tempera and watercolor (direct painting and a wash)
    • Collage materials
    • Paper Sculptures
    • Clay/Ceramic
    • Single edition print
    • Recycled materials (art from everywhere/everything)
    • Objects from nature or nature inspired.


           Art Knowledge and Terminology-

    • Identify and name Art Elements : Texture, space, form, line, shapes, and colors ( both primary and secondary).
    • Identify and name Art Principles: Emphasis, pattern/repetition, rhythm/movement, and balance. 
    • Explain how to mix any colors from the primary colors.
    • Identify or demonstrate the differences between 2-D and 3-D art, and the difference between shape and form. 
    • Explain or show symmetry, pattern, texture, overlap, and background.
    • Describe what kind of jobs an artist could have.
    • Explain what a museum and an art show are.

           Drawing Skills/Creativity-

    • Draw a simple body with arms, legs, head, and torso that has form and clothing and shows the correct proportions.
    • Draw a face that includes all parts with color for hair and eyes with correct placement.
    • Draw a composition that fills the page.
    • Create an abstract work of art.
    • Demonstrate basic value changes in drawing using pressure and texture.
    • Express ideas and feelings in artwork, using a variety of colors, forms, and lines.
    • Create effective composition using design elements and principles.
    • Create an artwork that includes families and groups.

           Manipulative/ Management skills -

    • Use glue bottles correctly.
    • Use paints and brushes correctly, sharing paint containers with others.
    • Grip a pencil or crayon correctly.
    • Cut a shape out of paper and fabric with minimal waste.
    • Get materials out and put away without assistance.
    • Explain the Art Room Rules.
    • Appropriately label artwork with name, day, and grade.

           Art Talk/ History-

    • Describe what they see in a work of art and why the artist may have used a certain method/element.
    • Describe and explain the reasons for their preferences in personal artwork.
    • Identify stories and constructions in a variety of artwork.
    • Identify ideas in original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions by peers and artists.
    • Compare ways individuals and families are depicted in different artworks.
    • Identify abstract and realistic art.
    • Have experience in at least two different art cultures.