My name is Mrs. B-Haynes. I have been teaching art with Omaha Public Schools since 2008. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a K-12 Art endorsement. I love teaching the students at Dundee Elementary. We will have a lot of fun this year!
Unit: Who is an Artist?
Conceptual Lens: Artist’s Identity
Aesthetic Focus: The nature of the artist
ever wondered what an artist is? Are you wondering what we are going to learn
about in Art class this year? We are going to learn about some really big,
important ideas…beauty, time, nature, art. We are going to learn about some of
the most famous artists of all time. The best part is that we are going to
discover that YOU can see, think, talk and create like an artist!
Unit: Artists tell stories
Conceptual Lens: Artist as Storyteller
Aesthetic Focus: Instrumentalism Theory
last year we found out that we can all be artists? This year in first grade, we
are going to learn something new and important about artists: Artists tell
stories! Did you know that art can tell us about people of all ages, times, and
places? Artists can help us imagine how people live, think, feel, grow, and
learn. And most exciting of all…you as an artist can imagine and tell your own
stories through the artworks you create!
Unit: Artists explore materials
Conceptual Lens: Artist as explorer
Aesthetic Focus: What can art be?
you ever wanted to be an explorer or dreamed of traveling to faraway places?
This year we are going to travel the globe to explore interesting art forms and
cultures from many times and places! We will also learn about ideas and
materials that artists use from many cultures. As artists, you will create your
own artworks experiencing the same kinds of ideas and materials you have
discovered on your journey!
Unit: Artists live and work
within a community/ Subjects of Art
Conceptual Lens: Artist as Citizen
Aesthetic Focus: Expressionism Theory
are an important part of our community! A community is a place where people
live, work, and learn together. This year we will learn that artists also live
and work within a community. We will also explore the subjects of art and how
artist can use these when showing their community.
Unit: Artists use a Visual
Conceptual Lens: Artist’s Style
Aesthetic Focus: Imitationalism Theory
you ever looked at an artwork and thought, “It looks so real, how did they do that?”
or “What is that? What does it mean?” Well, you are in luck! This year we are
going to unlock the mystery of understanding and creating realistic and
symbolic art. We are also going to look at artworks and learn about artists
from our Midwest Region!
Unit: Artists interpret social
and historical influences on American Art
Conceptual Lens: Artist’s Influence
Aesthetic Focus: Formalism &
history, change, innovation, controversy, and justice are words that will
describe the discussions we will have in art this year. In fifth grade we will
explore American Art. Everything we learn about will help us define American
Identity. What does it mean to be an American artist? What kind of art and what
cultures do you think we could study? What are some pressing problems that we
face as Americans? What is important to you and how will you express it?
Unit: Artists acquire a world
Conceptual Lens: Artist Perspective
Aesthetic Focus: Imitationalism Theory,
Formalism Theory, Expressionism Theory, Instrumentalism Theory
your elementary art education you have been learning about the Artist’s
Identity, Artist as Storyteller, Artist as Explorer, Artist as Citizen, the Artists
Style, and in fifth grade the Artist’s Influence from the perspective of our
families, communities, region and nation. This year we are going to acquire a
World View of art, exploring four powerful art theories. These theories are
super big ideas. In art, super-sized ideas are called Aesthetic Theories. To
understand this we will play the role of artist, philosopher, historian, and
archeologist to explore world art throughout time.