Art assists in the development of the whole child as it supports the child’s emotional and intellectual growth through sensory experiences. The art curriculum is designed to promote creativity, imagination, problem solving, critical thinking and artistic expression. Each learning experience includes both a process and/or a product.
The elementary art curriculum includes a K-5 sequential learning process exposing children to a variety of techniques, concepts, and skills. The visual art curriculum allows the teacher to guide children through hands-on activities that integrate art history in both past and present cultures, are criticism, aesthetics, technology, and careers in art through studio experiences in the two and three-dimensional arts.
Children’s work is displayed throughout the classroom and building on a regular basis. An annual student art show is also held at the town library.
Elementary art teachers work closely with classroom and special area teachers to promote a positive, exciting learning experience. Connections are made across disciplines while simultaneously allowing children to express themselves as unique individuals.