Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade
Art vs. Craft

Throughout the year, students will  develop a greater understanding of the definition of both art and craft through a variety of art units.  Using this knowledge, projects throughout the year will be discussed, debated, and assessed through the view of art vs. craft. Curricular ties to National Science Standards, Language Arts and Social Studies will enhance art connections to classroom learning. 

5th Grade Art Google Classroom 
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Classroom contains assignments and activities to promote creative engagement and critical thinking.

Click on the Art Games, Cool Links and Activities page on left.

At the end of fifth grade students will be able to:


Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for beginning a work of art.

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice using critical and creative problem solving skills.

Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment. 

Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.


Cite evidence about how an exhibition in a museum or other venue presents ideas and provides information about a specific concept or topic.


Develop a logical argument for safe and effective use of materials and techniques for preparing and presenting artwork. 


Interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Recognize differences in criteria used to evaluate works of art depending on styles, genres, and media as well as historical, personal,  and cultural contexts.


Identify how art is used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society.

Apply vocabularies of art and design to view surroundings in new ways through art-making. 

Project Examples


Fifth grade students will learn the craft of printmaking from creating a printing plate to the proper use of a brayer and aligning a print.  

Art Meets Science
Students were inspired by their classroom science study of the moon to learn about value and shading to turn circles into colorful planet form spheres.  Blending and shading techniques in pastels helped students to achieve their form effects.

Art and Social Studies
Weaving Through History

Form and Function