Elementary Art – Grades 3-4-5

"The important thing is to CREATE." Pablo Picasso

Visual Arts at UAS 2017 – 2018


Lower Elementary Teacher:  Mrs. Elizabeth   (KG2, 1st, 2nd)              etyrrell@uasdubai.ae

Upper Elementary Teacher:  Mrs. Alina         (G1KY, 3rd, 4th, 5th)      anistor@uasdubai.ae

Elementary Art Blogs:  http://sites.uasdubai.ae/elementaryart/  and http://sites.uasdubai.ae/etyrrell/


Course Objectives:
This year elementary students will attend art class on a 4 weekly rotational schedule. Students will learn through the elements of art (line, color, texture, value, shape, space and value) and the principles of design (rhythm, balance, movement, emphasis, pattern, contrast, etc.). Throughout the year, we plan on exposing our students to a range of different artists and art styles. We aim to provide all our developing artists with a wide variety of experience with art materials and mediums including paints, markers, pencils, clay and technology.

We will be using the National Common Core Art standards to guide our curriculum and enhance student learning.

National Core Arts Anchor Standards:  Visual Arts

  • CREATING: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.
  • PRESENTING: Interpreting and sharing artistic work.
  • RESPONDING: Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
  • CONNECTING: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.


Elementary Art Exhibitions


We are delighted to announce that we will display the beautiful art work created by all our elementary artists twice this school year in February and April/May.

Every elementary school artist will have a piece of work displayed in the lobby for you to enjoy.  We will be holding all artwork until each exhibition, after which your child will take their artwork home to share with you!


Art Rules and Expectations:

  • Come to art class on time and bring a positive attitude!
  • Follow directions.
  • Use equipment, supplies and materials in an appropriate manner, as demonstrated by the teacher.
  • Act respectfully to the teacher, other adults in the room and classmates.
  • USE KIND WORDS when talking about each others’ art. Art is a very personal form of expression.  You may not like what someone else has created.  Be mindful of each others efforts and celebrate all creativity.


How YOU can help.

Many parents ask what they can do at home to support their child. Give them time to create! Drawing, painting, sculpting with clay, building with toys or Legos, creating art on the computer and taking photographs –  all these activities help to support elements of the art curriculum. Exposing children to art is also invaluable. Dubai offers a rich culture of art and creativity. Spending time with your child exploring galleries, museums etc. will help to encourage aesthetic choice while also forming a life-long love of art.


Elementary Art Department

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