Art teachers! Save time drafting student reports using this list of art report card comments. 

Here you’ll find phrases for all elementary grades, from kindergarten to fifth. 

These art report card remarks include statements for work habits, conduct, and academics. Find additional phrases on our main comments page

Art Report Card Comments

Many of the student statements for art can be made more positive or negative by simply adding a qualifier. 

A few descriptive qualifiers you might want to use with your art report card comments include…

  • Rarely
  • Frequently
  • Never
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Always
  • Has a hard time
  • Seldomly
  • Occasionally
  • Frequently
  • Hardly ever

Related: When you’re ready to write progress reports or end-of-year narratives, get help from our library of elementary student remarks. There you’ll find comments for next steps, behavior, and lots more!

Art Work Habits/Conduct

  • _____ is always on task.
  • _____ actively participates in art discussions. 
  • At times, _____ struggles with keeping art materials organized.
  • _____ disturbs others. 
  • _____ demonstrates respect for art supplies and materials. 
  • _____ sacrifices artwork quality for speed. 
  • _____ fails to complete art assignments.
  • _____ shows great pride in his/her work. 
  • _____ rushes through art assignments and projects. 
  • _____ uses class time constructively. 
  • _____ exhibits confidence in his/her art abilities.
  • Because _____ struggles to pay attention, the teacher often has to repeat instructions several times.
  • _____ grasps art concepts easily. 
  • _____ shows a keen interest in art activities.
  • _____ makes smooth transitions from one art activity to the next. 
  • _____ follows directions the first time.
  • _____ has a hard time listening to instructions.
  • _____ completes art projects and assignments only after much redirecting by the teacher.
  • During group art projects, _____ does well collaborating with peers and contributes great ideas.
  • _____ shows much hesitation when it comes to actively participating in art class. 
  • _____ has a good eye for detail. 
  • _____ uses art materials, resources, and supplies responsibly. 

Art Report Card Comments for Kindergarten

  • _____ uses art to express emotions, feelings, and ideas.
  • _____ creates imaginative artwork using a variety of materials. 
  • _____ is progressing well with (insert any art skill).
  • _____ demonstrates understanding of (insert any art skill or strategy).
  • _____ makes age-appropriate drawings of…
  • _____ is still struggling a bit with (insert any art skill, strategy, or behavior).
  • _____’s fine motor skills are developing well. 
  • _____ needs to continue practicing (insert any art skill). 
  • _____ uses the 5 senses to gather information from subjects in the environment. 
  • _____ produces very good (insert art medium).
  • _____ identifies elements of art such as texture, form, shape, line, and color.
  • _____ creates artworks using textures, shapes, lines, forms, and colors. 
  • _____ participates in and has a collection of artwork such as sketchbooks, physical artwork, portfolios, and/or electronic images.
  • _____ identifies uses of art in everyday life.

1st Grade Report Card Comments for Art

  • _____ is progressing well with (insert any art skill).
  • _____ is still struggling to (insert any art skill, strategy, or behavior).
  • _____ creates imaginative artwork using a variety of materials. 
  • _____ demonstrates excellent understanding of (insert any art skill or strategy).
  • _____ needs continual practice with (insert any art skill). 
  • _____ uses the 5 senses to note variations, differences, and similarities among subjects in the environment.
  • _____ identifies elements of art such as color, form, line, texture, and shape.
  • _____ notes principles of design such as balance, patterns, and repetition.
  • _____ utilizes art to express emotions, feelings, and ideas.
  • _____ is able to invent images that combine a variety of forms, colors, lines, shapes, and textures. 
  • _____ puts components in orderly arrangements in order to create designs. 
  • _____ makes grade-appropriate drawings of…
  • Through various types of media, _____ is able to identify simple ideas expressed in artworks.
  • _____ produces good (insert art medium).
  • _____ shows an understanding that art is created by individuals from around the world. 
  • _____ discusses the use of art in everyday life. 
  • _____ makes connections between art concepts and other areas of life.
  • _____ self-evaluates collections of personal artwork such as electronic images, portfolios, physical artwork, and sketchbooks.

2nd Grade Art Remarks

  • _____ is progressing well with (insert any art skill).
  • _____ demonstrates a good understanding of (insert any art skill or strategy).
  • _____ struggles with (insert any art skill, strategy, or behavior).
  • _____ needs to continue practicing (insert any art skill). 
  • _____ grasps art concepts easily.
  • _____ communicates effectively in art class using art terms. 
  • _____ uses art to express emotions, feelings, and ideas.
  • _____ is able to state his/her likes and dislikes regarding aspects of a piece of art in addition to providing reasons.
  • _____ uses the 5 senses to contrast and compare variations in subjects and/or objects in the environment.
  • _____ identifies elements of art such as color, form, line, texture, and shape.
  • _____ notes principles of design such as repetition, balance, and patterns.
  • Through personal artworks, _____ expresses his/her feelings plus ideas using a variety of textures, colors, lines, shapes, space, and forms. 
  • _____ creates compositions using principles of design in addition to elements of art. 
  • _____ practices the skills necessary to make sculptures, prints, paintings, drawings, and constructions.
  • _____ interprets content, meanings, and stories through a variety of artworks.  
  • _____ analyzes how art is connected to everyday life.
  • _____ makes connections between contemporary and historical artworks. 
  • _____ applies a variety of techniques to produce good artwork. 
  • _____ produces very good (insert art medium).
  • _____ makes connections between art concepts and other areas of life.
  • _____ self-evaluates collections of personal artwork such as electronic images, portfolios, physical artwork, and sketchbooks.

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Art Phrases

  • _____ uses art to express ideas, feelings, and emotions.
  • _____ is progressing well with grade level standards regarding (insert any art skill).
  • _____ demonstrates a deeper understanding of (insert any art skill or strategy).
  • _____ has a hard time (insert any art skill, strategy, or behavior).
  • _____ needs consistent practice or review of (insert any art skill). 
  • _____ applies different techniques to produce excellent artwork. 
  • _____ confidently communicates in class and/or group discussions using art vocabulary. 
  • _____ able to state his/her likes and dislikes regarding aspects of a piece of art along with giving reasons.
  • _____ easily grasps new art concepts.
  • _____ is beginning to develop his or her own artistic style. 
  • _____ generates ideas for original works of art from personal life experiences and imagination.
  • _____ uses appropriate vocabulary when discussing elements of art. 
  • _____ recognizes the contributions of various artists. 
  • _____ shows an awareness of contrasting colors. 
  • _____ utilizes appropriate vocabulary when speaking about principles of design such as movement, pattern, repetition, and balance. 
  • _____ is able to assess the quality of his or her artwork plus suggest improvements. 
  • _____ creates compositions using principles of design and elements of art. 
  • Using a variety of materials, _____ produces art forms such as sculptures, mixed media, digital art, ceramics, and photographic imagery. 
  • _____ is able to identify the key idea expressed in a piece of art.
  • _____ produces excellent (insert art medium).
  • _____ compares and contrasts contemporary and historical artworks. 
  • _____ connects art to careers such as photographers, film makers, fashion designers, graphic artists, architects, cartoonists, engineers, illustrators, interior designers, web designers, and animators. 
  • _____ discusses elements of art as building blocks of design. 
  • _____ investigates connections between visual art concepts and other areas of life. 
  • _____ evaluates elements of personal artwork and that of peers.
  • _____ orally states the main idea of pieces of art found within collections.
  • _____ explains the role art plays in expressing emotions, documenting traditions, reflecting life, and telling stories.
  • _____ self-evaluates collections of personal artwork such as sketchbooks, portfolios, electronic images, and physical artwork.
  • _____ uses oral and written response statements to identify the emotions, ideas, and feelings found in art pieces within personal collections and that of peers. 
  • _____ has mastered grade level expectations of painting, drawing, and printing techniques.
  • _____ applies higher-order thinking strategies to analyze and interpret art pieces. 

Art Report Card Comments That Save You Time

You’re all set to write quality remarks using these report card comments focused on elementary art standards. 

With these phrases, communicating effectively with parents about their child’s progress in art class is now easier. 

Best 

Reference: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards for Art