Ballard Elementary Art

ART SMART STUDENTS

Junior Bulldog Artists

At Ballard Elementary and throughout the South Glens Falls School District we are extremely proud of our junior bulldogs and the projects they create. Our K-5 curriculum develops and prepares student's to use the tools and materials within the room to create some truly amazing pieces of art.

Grade Level Programs

Kindergarten
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1st Grade

Visual art for kindergarten through grade 1 is based on the New York Core Curriculum Content Standards for Visual Art. Students first encounter visual art at the kindergarten level as an integral part of a variety of creative and developmentally appropriate experiences in art making. Art concepts are taught through activities based on the elements of design: line, color, shape, texture, space, and form. The purpose of these activities is to help students develop awareness of, and appreciate for, the skills in communicating through art. Through exploration of varied media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles and sculpture, students learn basic art making skills while developing critical and creative thinking skills.




2nd Grade
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3rd Grade

Visual art for grades 2 through 3 is based on the New York Core Curriculum Content Standards for Visual Art. As they progress through grade 3, students receive sequential learning experiences in an early childhood art education program that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production. Art concepts are reinforced and strengthened through activities based on the elements of art and principles of design. Throughout the program, students engage in various forms of communication, utilizing a rich art vocabulary and a variety of technological resources. Through exploration of varied media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles and sculpture, students learn basic art making skills while developing critical and creative thinking skills.




4th Grade
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5th Grade

Visual art in grades 4 through 5 is based on the New York Core Curriculum Content Standards for Visual Art. Students in the elementary art education program build on the sequential learning experiences of the early childhood program that encompass art history, criticism, aesthetics, and production. Art concepts are reinforced and strengthened through activities based on the elements of art and principles of design. Through self-reflection, which includes dialogue, reading, and writing, students analyze each component of their arts education as well as their own personal growth. Students make connections between art and other disciplines while they utilize art community resources. Through exploration of varied media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles and sculpture, students learn basic art making skills while developing critical and creative thinking skills.

SOME FUTURE CREATIONS

ART SMART BULLDOGS!

Ballard's Annual Art Show

As many of you know, Ballard hosts our annual Art Show in May of each year. The Ballard Art Show is a proud display of our student's hard work throughout the year. Each student will have a featured piece of art hung on the wall as well as their sculpture piece.

This year our students will be taking home more of their art work then in past years. Student receive daily grades in art based on four criteria on a scale of one to four. This will allow for more work to go home as the grades earned by the students develop as they work on their projects.

Contact Information

Please always feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions. I always enjoy hearing from parents, community members and practicing artists.