We believe in the importance of the arts! Students have a double period art class twice a week. We focus on creativity and ideas, as well as collaboration. We don’t think you have to draw to create! Using various techniques and materials, the students create pieces to display in our class art gallery. Usually our art projects are closely related to our current unit’s theme. Some of our units lend themselves to visual arts, whereas other units may connect more to music and drama. Since we believe in learning with meaning, we tend to dip into the other disciplines where they fit.
However, when students show a particular interest in one area of art or another, we follow their lead and provide opportunities for them to learn new techniques and share their strengths!