Grade 2 Visual Arts

Students in second grade continue to explore a wide variety of materials and processes. As they engage in visual expression, students learn about artistic concepts such as color, shape, texture, contrast, form, and pattern. They draw, sculpt, paint, print, and combine materials to create two and three-dimensional artworks. Self-expression and connections between visual art, nature, daily life, other artists, and cultures are explored as students design and develop their artworks.

Artists construct their own sketchbooks in which they draw from observation and imagination. Student art making experiences also include combining materials to create sculptures and other artworks connected to classroom curriculum related to social studies and science, printing to create repeated imagery, painting to create imagery and designs that are combined to create new artworks, and learning about different artists and cultures that inspire their textile artworks.

Past second grade projects include:

  • watercolor weaving
  • constructing ceramic sculptures
  • illustrating bookmarks connected to social studies
  • papier mache local wild animals
  • resist painting fabric kimonos inspired by the Yuzen dyers
  • painting scenery for class performing arts production