Fourth Grade
Fourth Grade
Careers in Art

This year students will learn about artistic processes through the perspective of careers in art.  Examples of careers to be explored include: Graphic Arts, Fine Arts, Architecture, Animation and Cartooning, Set Design, The Creative Process in Engineering and Science Careers.

Students will look to answer essential questions of: Can all people be artists? What conditions, attitudes and behaviors support creativity and innovative thinking? Does collaboration expand the creative process?

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


Brainstorm, explore, and invent multiple approaches, techniques, and solutions to a creative art or design problem. 

Collaboratively set goals and create artwork that is meaningful and has purpose to the makers.  •

Revise artwork in progress on the basis of insights gained through peer discussion. •

When making works of art, utilize and care for materials, tools, and equipment in a manner that prevents danger to oneself and others. •


Identify exhibit space and prepare works of art including artists’ statements, for presentation. •

Compare and contrast purposes of art museums, art galleries, and other venues, as well as the types of personal experiences they provide.


Compare responses to a work of art before and after working in similar media. •

Analyze and interpret components in visual imagery that convey messages. •


Create works of art that reflect community cultural traditions.  •

Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.