Elementary Art

  • Teachers: Mr. Madonia, Mrs. Papandrea, Miss McKenzie
     
     
    The Elementary Art Program enriches the entire curriculum in so many ways. There are four components that create a quality program, they are: Aesthetic Perception, Art Criticism, Art History and Culture and Art Production and Creative Expression. These four components will be part of art class and will provide a strong connection to curriculum integration. At each grade level, students will:
     

    Practice problem solving and critical thinking.
    • Learn about history and culture through art.
    • Learn to more effectively use their senses to explore the world.
    • Use both verbal and nonverbal methods to express abstract ideas and emotions.
    • Learn to trust their creative intelligence.
    • Learn concepts and techniques that will give them control of the visual images they produce.
    • Learn to identify aesthetic qualities in a variety of artwork and in the environment.

    • Learn the language of visual art so that they have a precise vocabulary in which to express their ideas.
     
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    The Importance of Art in Child Development
    For a great article onthe importance of the arts please read the article...
    http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-importance-of-art-in-child-development/