Grades 1-5 will continue to receive specialized art instruction during the school day. Grades 3-5 receive art instruction in the fall/winter and Grades 1-2 receive art instruction in the winter/spring. The culmination of the art program is an art showcase, displaying students’ work (Grades 3-5 in winter and Grades K-2 in spring). The objective of the art program is to engage students’ sense of wonder and to help each student become creative, confident, and thoughtful creators and viewers of art.
The art program strives to encourage creativity, problem solving, independent thinking, persistence and risk-taking, as well as a willingness to implement one’s own ideas and to refine them as necessary. The visual art program honors and empowers the student as an artist. Each student develops their art skills as a means to express their personal world, ideas, and emotions. Students also sharpen their perception and awareness by discussing and identifying visual elements, principles, and purposes of artwork. Each year students develop artistic knowledge and skill in a variety of media and techniques. The students also view and discuss various works of art from different periods and cultures.
We are always looking for parent volunteers to help with the art program—doing prep work, assisting with the art showcases, and more! If you would like to volunteer, please contact PTA VP Programs, Tricia Tangeman and Heather Oshiro, .