Elementary Art Grade 1

0.5 Credits
18 weeks

Elementary art at VLACS provides children the opportunity to develop their senses and creativity. The program encourages students to use their imaginations and express their feelings through drawings and colors. The program also includes repetition at different age levels using various tools and mediums. Students explore their world, including home, family, traditions, friends, pets, and toys.

Please view the Elementary Parents Guide for Grades K-2 with guidance on helping your student transition to online learning and thrive at VLACS.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Lines
  • Shapes
  • Primary Colors
  • Symmetry
  • Secondary Colors
  • Forms of Art

Course Materials

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Required Materials – Please view the Art Supply List before registering.



Students will demonstrate an understanding of lines by naming line types, describing the positions of lines, and creating artwork using a variety of line types and positions.


Students will demonstrate an understanding of shapes by identifying and describing shapes and drawing shapes to create artwork.

Primary Colors

Students will demonstrate an understanding of primary colors by naming the primary colors, describing the steps for creating a watercolor wash, and creating artwork using primary colors.


Students will demonstrate an understanding of symmetry by describing symmetry, creating a symmetrical print, and modeling symmetry in faces.

Secondary Colors

Students will demonstrate an understanding of secondary colors by naming the secondary colors, describing how to create secondary colors, and using secondary colors in their artwork.

Forms of Art

Students will demonstrate an understanding of different forms of art by describing and creating a pot out of clay, a collage, and a print.