Mr. Delahunt's

Fifth Grade Art Program


Lessons this year include:

  1. Further study of the "elements of art."
    See the ArtLex article on the elements of art.

  2. Further study of the "principles of design."
    See the ArtLex article on the principles of design.

  3. American art history.

  4. Narrative drawings.
    See an online exhibit of drawings by students in 2005-2006 group C.
    See the ArtLex article on narrative art.

  5. Surrealism.
    See the ArtLex article on surrealism. It includes numerous examples from historical examples.

  6. Drawing faces and heads. Students will study various tricks to drawing the features of the human face, and arranging them in order to achieve a likeness.
    See ArtLex's articles on likeness and model.

  7. Mask-making. Students will make masks using plaster, plaster bandages, papier-mâché, and other materials.
    See a gallery of thirteen masks made by students in 2004-05.
    See Artlex articles on masks, plaster, and papier-mâché.

    B. Roope, Eagle, 2005, plaster, cardboard, feathers, and tempera





    Natalie, Cow, 2005, plaster, papier-mache, tempera, and acrylic gloss medium


Here are links to pages about the program for other grades, and what we emphasize in each grade:

  • 1st & 2nd -- creativity with color, pattern, and large tools. Pinch pots. Visit our gallery of 1st graders' family-portraits.
  • 3rd -- landscapes, seeing near and far (creating an illusion of depth), self-portraits. Visit our gallery of 3rd grade students' self-portraits.
  • 4th -- Arizona's art heritage, realism and abstraction, game theory & maze design, drawing from a model, and first work on a potter's wheel
  • 6th -- architectural design and history, slab-constructed pottery, and the world's art history.


    Copyright © 2001 Michael Delahunt, M.F.A.