The Online School (OLS) Art course is provided to all elementary students. This course is self-paced. Class connect sessions are not offered for Art courses. Lessons are not included on the Monthly Instructional Calendar (MIC). Students may select the lessons and topics that they would like to complete. 70% of the course is required to be completed. All students receive a grade for art.
SUMMIT ART K (Kindergarten)
Students are introduced to the elements of art—line, shape, color, and more. They learn about portraits and landscapes, and realistic and abstract art. Students will learn about important paintings, sculpture, and architecture; study the works and lives of artists such as Matisse, Miró, Rembrandt, Hiroshige, Cézanne, Picasso, and Faith Ringgold; and create artworks similar to works they learn about, using many materials and techniques. For example, students will create brightly colored paintings inspired by Matisse and make mobiles inspired by Alexander Calder.
SUMMIT ART 1 (1st Grade)
Art lessons include an introduction to the art and architecture of different cultures such as Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, Greece, and China. Students will identify landscapes, still lives, and portraits; study elements of art such as line, shape, and texture; and create art similar to the works they learn about, using many materials and techniques. For example, inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, students paint their own starry landscape using bold brushstrokes and make clay sculptures inspired by a bust of Queen Nefertiti and the Great Sphinx.
SUMMIT ART 2 (2nd Grade)
Art lessons include an introduction to the art and architecture of ancient Rome, medieval Europe, the Islamic Empire, Mexico, Africa, China, and Japan. Students will examine elements of art and principles of design such as line, shape, pattern, and more; study and create self‑ portraits, landscapes, sculptures, and more; and create artworks similar to works they learn about, using many materials and techniques. For example, after studying Winslow Homer’s Snap the Whip, students paint their own narrative landscape, and design stained glass windows inspired by the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
SUMMIT ART 3 (3rd Grade)
Art lessons include an introduction to the art and architecture of the Renaissance throughout Europe, including Italy, Russia, and northern Europe. Students also investigate artworks from Asia, Africa, and the Americas created during the same time period. Students will extend their knowledge of elements of art and principles of design —such as form, texture, and symmetry—and draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of works, including self‑ portraits, landscapes, and still‑ life paintings. For example, after studying da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, students will use shading in their own drawings and make prints showing the features and symmetry of the Taj Mahal.
SUMMIT ART 4 (4th Grade)
Lessons include an introduction to the artists, cultures, and great works of art and architecture from the French and American revolutions through modern times. Students will study and create artworks in various media, including portraits, quilts, sculpture, collages, and more; investigate the art of the United States, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and Africa; learn about impressionism, cubism, art nouveau, and regionalism; and create artworks inspired by works they learn about, using many materials and techniques. For example, after studying sculptures and paintings of ballerinas by Edgar Degas, students create their own clay sculptures of a figure in motion.
Summit Early American Art (5th Grade)
Intermediate Art: American A includes an introduction to the artists, cultures, and great works of art and architecture of North America, from pre‑Columbian times through NUUU. Students will study and create various works, both realistic and abstract, including sketches, masks, architectural models, prints, and paintings; investigate the art of the American Indians, and Colonial and Federal America; and create artworks inspired by works they learn about, using many materials and techniques. For example, after studying John James Audubon’s extraordinary paintings of birds, students make bird paintings with realistic color and texture.