Grade 4


In Art Grade 4, students will explore many styles of art in their own community and around the world. Students will learn about the elements of art like line, space, color, shape, value, form, and texture. Through interactive practices, videos, and offline activities, students will build upon their art techniques by practicing rhythm, pattern, symmetry, and other principles of design.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Elements of art: lines, shape, color, and space
  • Types of lines
  • Flat shapes and shapes with volume
  • Geometric and organic shapes
  • Pigments, hue, intensity, and value
  • Warm and cool colors
  • Color wheel
  • Symbols, symmetry, asymmetry, balance, emphasis, depth
  • Architecture, realism, abstract art, non-objective art, modernism
  • Frank Stella, Frank Lloyd Wright, Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse
  • Inspiration
  • Elements of art texture and form
  • Tools to create texture
  • Three-dimensional forms
  • Illusion of form
  • Balance and rhythm
  • Using art to share stories
  • Narrative quilts
  • Faith Ringgold and Andy Goldsworthy
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