Elementary Arts and Crafts Grade K a

.25 Credits
18 weeks

This course provides a foundation for children’s inherent artistic imagination and creativity by sharing the basics of art and making art. Students are introduced to lines, circles, recognizing and using shapes, creating a collage and concepts such as symmetry.

Young artists will also explore a variety of media such as pastels, watercolors, crayons, tempera, and pencil drawing.

A particular emphasis on this course is on creating works of art. In this semester students will work with clay, draw with pastels, make fingerprint flowers, draw barns and animals using shapes and recognizing lines using the student’s name.

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
  • Drawing circles
  • Identifying shapes
  • Primary colors

Course Materials

A pupil may enter kindergarten if his/her chronological age will be five before October 1st of the year of entering school. For a complete description of the policy, please see Policy JEB Age of Entrance.

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 List of Materials before registering.



I can describe the difference between a straight stitch and an overcast stitch. I can sew together a puppet.


I can sew a bean bag.

Sewing Patterns

I can use a sewing pattern to create doll clothes. I can create a doll.

Wax Resist

I can describe wax resist. I can create a watercolor painting with wax resists.


I can describe the wet-on-wet watercolor technique. I can create a monster using watercolor and a marker.

Glue Resist

I can describe glue resists. I can create a watercolor painting with glue resists.


I can define symmetry. I can provide examples of symmetry in nature. I can create a symmetrical butterfly.


I can provide examples of mirror symmetry. I can create a symmetrical mask.

Radial Symmetry

I can define radial symmetry. I can use radial symmetry in my artwork.


I can define printing. I can create a print.


I can describe a stamp. I can create a stamp.

Relief Printing

I can define relief printing. I can create a relief print.


I can define landscape. I can create a landscape painting.


I can describe the difference between geometric and organic shapes. I can draw animals using geometric and organic shapes.

Abstract Art

I can define abstract art. I can create abstract art.


I can define collage. I can create a collage.

Paper Crafts

I can create a crown using paper.


I can define pattern. I can use a pattern in my artwork.