Elementary Art

  • Teachers: Mrs. Jones Mrs. Papandrea
     
     
    The Elementary Art Program enriches the entire elementary curriculum. 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 our art classes 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.
    • Learning to use senses more effectively to explore the world.
    • Use both verbal and nonverbal methods to express abstract ideas and emotions.
    • Learn to trust and develop 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.
     
       
     
    The Importance of Art in Child Development
    For a great article on the importance of the arts, please read the article...
    http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-importance-of-art-in-child-development/