• Elementary Art Syllabus


    Course Description

    Areas of Study: This required course of study is part of the comprehensive, sequential Fine Arts program that begins at the elementary level and continues through high school. Students will acquire knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and intellectual accomplishments of our civilization while developing skills to express personal artistic talents. Students in kindergarten through fifth grades will meet with Emily Berset, a certified art specialist, for one 50-minute periods of each six-day cycle. We have used the Texas Education Association “TEKS” to design our curriculum.

    Assessment:  Student evaluation is reflected in the art grade, a composite of a student’s participation and achievement in assignments and assessments. The grade may be derived from objective and subjective teacher evaluations and observation, including the student’s demonstration of criteria-based skills and techniques in artwork. For the complete TEA TEAKS for the arts, see…



    Class expectations and procedures:

    Arrives ready to learn, organizes self, accepts suggestions/criticism, follows class/school rules, seeks help when needed, willing to take risks, follows

    safety rules, strives for accuracy, works well in a group, uses materials responsibly, keeps trying/shows perseverance, uses resources/references appropriately, respects others, stays on task/manages time well, generates goals/plans, shows responsibility, shows good desire/willingness, turns work in on time      

    Be able to appreciate the creativity of others

     Be able to create and respond to art in a responsible, respectful manner

    (for self and others)



    Recommended/required materials for class:

    The District provides all required materials to be successful in meeting basic requirements.


    Grading Procedures:

    Alpha Grading Standards

    • E = Demonstrates understanding of grade level standards and independently applies
    • S = Demonstrates understanding of grade level standards with limited support
    • N = Demonstrates a need for frequent support to meet grade level standards


    Art, Music, and PE disciplines have two categories weighted 70% Participation/Daily and 30% Assessments/Projects


    Teacher Contact Information:

    Emily Berset-Art Teacher-Room 122

    Kendall Elementary