The art curriculum focuses on cultivating drawing and painting skills. Students learn basic concepts of drawing and painting – line, shape, texture, color, value and space. Throughout the year, lessons build upon each other to develop these powerful skills including guided instruction while encouraging individual creativity and self-expression. Lessons provide a rich integration of art and other subjects, including literature, science, music and even math. Teaching children to “see” by looking closely at the world, whether it is an insect or a country, is a powerful tool. Throughout the year, student artists also use the artwork of famous artists, (and not so famous), for inspiration to create their own “masterpieces.”
In addition to drawing and painting, student artists also create 3-dimensional art. This might be a papier mache project, air-dried clay, or collage. This year each grade will make a class project using found and recycled objects. Our goal for each student artist is to create meaningful art, and develop a love of art, self-confidence and independence. Kids with confidence can accomplish so much. Student artwork is displayed throughout the School – look for it on bulletin boards, walls and displays!