Our Studio Arts Program is designed to develop self-confidence, pride, trust, and initiative in each child.
A sequential curriculum balances the academic study of art history and cultural arts with the elements and principles of design to cultivate a lifelong love and appreciation for art and art history. A wide range of 2 and 3 dimensional artistic media, materials, and experiences are provided including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and sculptural processes.
Hands-on activities foster growth in technical skill, creative thinking, and observation. Additionally, the interdisciplinary nature of art fosters its use as a vehicle for a school-wide integrated curriculum. Frequently, curriculum is connected with grade studies in science, social studies, math, music and other subjects. Learning via this conceptual approach builds on a student’s core of general knowledge. It encourages divergent thinking and a broader outlook on the world by redefining ideas and giving students the opportunity to see their artwork as original and as an expression of themselves.
This developmentally based curriculum strengthens the skills of decisionmaking, critical thinking, and evaluation. Viewing, analyzing, reflecting, group discussion, and writing about art encourages students to synthesize art concepts and puts art works into perspective relative to the past. Through studiobased experiences, students develop an awareness of the relationship between themselves, others, the environment, and the world.
Art Curriculum (Word Document)