Art Curriculum at Humann

Visual Arts Education in the Lincoln Public Schools is designed so that students will develop and apply ideas, knowledge, and skills to CREATE, RESPOND to, PRESENT, and CONNECT art with the human experience.


Create art to generate ideas by using the creative process to make works of art using a variety of materials, exploring subjects and themes, developing individual expression, demonstrating perseverance and the ability to work collaboratively to achieve artistic goals.

  • Plan-using the steps of the Creative Process to solve a problem.
  • Imagine-multiple solutions to a problem.
  • Artistic Voice-expressing yourself. Communicating ideas, feelings, thoughts, and emotions through their work.
  • Aesthetic Experience-experimenting and exploring a variety of media.
  • Exploring and being engaged with the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.
  • Process and Craftsmanship-Exploring and being engaged with a variety of techniques and being safe while creating art.


Present art to communicate ideas, process and product by exploring and developing basic presentation methods and skills to understand purpose and communicate meaning.

  • Intent-communicating something about your work to others.
  • Selection-choosing work to display. Creating a portfolio of work.
  • Presentation Venue-displaying your work.


Respond to understand and appreciate art by exploring and using the critical process to examine works of art, which leads toward learning about themselves and others.

  • Describe-what’s going on? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find? (subject matter, media, elements of art, principles of design, technique).
  • Analyze-identify and categorize elements of art and principles of design.
  • Interpret- how does the work make you feel and why?
  • Evaluate- communicate personal artistic choice and ideas. I like this because… I chose this because…


Connect individual perspective and identity through the study of art: artist identity, time and place, purpose and function by examining historical, cultural, and contemporary context in art and life.

  • I can be an artist.
  • I am an artist.
  • Understanding and appreciating that:
  • People have always made art.
  • Art is made for different purposes.
  • Art tells a story, shares experiences, and connects us to the world.

The Creative Process


  • What is the problem to solve?
  • Define it.
  • Observe.
  • Study.


  • Think of as many ideas/ solutions to the problem.
  • Brainstorm.
  • Collect information/do research.
  • Collaborate with others.


  • Let your ideas “cook”.
  • Give yourself time to think about ideas.
  • Do something other than thinking about the solution.


  • A-ha!
  • A solution emerges.


  • Try out your solution.
  • Evaluate it.
  • Make changes.
  • Improve it.
  • Try it again.
  • Reflect on it.
  • Do it again.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or would like to know more about the Visual Arts at Humann, please email Mrs. Zimmerman at