Students are offered Art as a K-8 elective or specials class. All K-5 students are required to take art as a specials class. Students 6-8 are given the option to take art as an elective. Ms. Brown is our K-5 art teacher and Mr. Patton is our grades 6-8 art teacher.
A note from Ms. Brown:
Lower School Art focuses on introducing the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Lessons are built around these and the overall craftsmanship of the student. Students work with materials such as oil pastels, watercolor and tempera paints, paper mache, printmaking and a variety of others. Nearly every project features artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, and many more! In addition, we work with the lower school mandarin teacher, Ms. Wang, during the Chinese Lunar New Year in February! Students in my class are challenged and required to think critically throughout the entire art process all while building a sense of responsibility.