Grade 6 Visual Arts

Students in sixth 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. Students investigate more sophisticated techniques and create more elaborate artworks by combining materials to create sculptures connected to classroom curriculum related to social studies, printing repeated patterns based on design principles, and learning about different artists and cultures that inspire their artworks.

Past sixth grade projects include:

  • scaled portrait drawings
  • silk screen printing
  • clay sculptures connected to Civil Rights Unit
  • group design projects inspired by Islamic design
  • advanced drawing techniques
  • dot paintings inspired by Pointillist Painter Georges Seurat