Fine Arts – Art and Music
The Illinois Learning Standards for Fine Arts were developed using the National Standards for Arts Education. District 103 adheres to the Illinois Learning Standards. Our most important goals throughout the Fine Arts program are to encourage students to reach their potential, gain confidence in their ability, think creatively, develop appreciation for various styles, and develop a positive feeling toward art and music and its integration into daily living.
The Kindergarten art curriculum focuses on the following:
- explore the art elements (line, shape, color)
- explore the principles of art pattern
- explore mood and emotion expressed in art though color.
- explore and experiment with different types of materials such as: pencils, crayons, markers, chalk, paint, *clay, etc.
- explore and experiment with a variety of art making tools such as: scissors, glue, paint brushes, etc.
- explore the difference between 2D and 3D works of art.
- explore art from different time periods and styles.
- explore works of art and artists.
- explore art in everyday life. (the world, communities, family, school)
To view the comprehensive Scope and Sequence of the District Art Curriculum, please visit this link: District Art Curriculum
The Kindergarten music curriculum focuses on the following:
- identify differences in elements of music and expressive qualities (loud/soft, fast/slow, high/low)
- identify sound sources (timbre)
- relate music symbols to musical sounds
- sing, play, move to a variety of music representing diverse cultures and styles.
- analyze how the arts contribute to communication, celebrations, occupations and recreation.
- explore how sounds and movement convey stories about people, places and times.
The comprehensive Scope and Sequence of the District Music Curriculum is currently under review. It will be posted when finalized.