Art is one of the many ways for children to learn what they see, know, feel and imagine. Students develop and express their understanding of the world around them as they grow and gain knowledge. Art experiences promote student creativity, communication, self-discipline, expression; and reinforce self-esteem and demonstrate the importance of cooperative learning.
Our Art curriculum aims to cultivate the whole child; build literacy in the arts; develop intuition, imagination, and dexterity; and encourage expression and communication. Students will gain tools for understanding their experiences and to respect the unique ways others think, work, and express themselves. Children profit from opportunities to make decisions and solve problems. They use higher-order thinking skills such as analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating. Students are encouraged to respond in meaningful ways to the beauty of God’s creation, the work of artists, and the creative process.
We use a variety of materials in the art room and while creativity is important safety is always a concern in choices of products and tools as well as proper usage.
For more information, email Sharon Tewes at STewes@STA2.org