Class IV Visual Art

Department:  Lower School

Class IV Visual Arts
Students in Class IV study art of different world cultures, where art is created for various reasons other than the visual.  They learn about “Art that can be touched” and why it is created. Sticks are gathered from the forest and each student creates a spirit snake for the purpose of bringing them good luck. Within this lesson, students learn the properties of acrylic paint and use many different types of brushes, while studying the art of Native Americans in the Utah region.  These repetitive designs of their choosing are applied to the snake. Next, they study the art of the graphic designer and design their own logo. Along with homeroom studies of Viking culture, students work in ceramic clay to design, build, and paint a Viking Longboat, applying their logo design to the sail.