• Art

  • It is always disturbing to hear of yet another set of district policy makers doing away with arts education in the schools. Trouble is, many hold the misconception that art is a superfluous, isolated subject when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth…

     

    Teaching your students about art is a good idea—here’s why:

    • It’s been proven that early exposure to visual art, music, or drama promotes activity in the brain.
    • Art helps children understand other subjects much more clearly—from math and science, to language arts and geography.
    • Art nurtures inventiveness as it engages children in a process that aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation.
    • Participating in art activities helps children to gain the tools necessary for understanding human experience, adapting to and respecting others’ ways of working and thinking, developing creative problem-solving skills, and communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways.

    So, where do you begin? Start by remembering that teaching children about art is not just about showing them how to recognize a van Gogh or Picasso, it’s about preparing young minds for a future of invaluable experiences—art related or otherwise.

    Source: kinderart.com

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    • K-8th- Teacher aligned by grade level.
    • Each grade level will do an artist study, where students learn about the history of the artist and their style of art.
    • Monthly art projects

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