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Art

See. . . Touch. . . Imagine. . . Create.

 

Art specialist, Mrs. Barbara Korb, has led our students for nearly

30 years in a discovery of art concepts, vocabulary, and techniques 

as shaped by three programs within a spiraling curriculum.

Each program fosters curiosity and enthusiasm for art, while drawing from the earliest emergence of talent, in a nurturing environment. Students are encouraged to tap all their senses, think critically, and imagine as they ask questions, experiment, and create.

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Elements of Art introduces three and four year olds to lines,

                       shapes,

                             colors,

                                  textures, and

                                        spatial relationships.

Children enjoy drawing, painting, cutting, creating collages, and working with clay as they explore the Elements of Art.

 

No two artworks are alike as these reflect individual talent and each child's unique perspective.

Through hands-on manipulation of materials, both gathered and recycled, such as leaves, feathers, pipe cleaners, straws, and cushioned wires, among other "found treasures," students learn to identify and create art in the world around them.

Works of Wonder continues learning, per the spiraling curriculum, for Pre-Kindergarten students.

A first semester invites the study of nature within school gardens, through Art Inspired by Nature. The organic growth pattern and texture of trees incite rubbings and sketches. Clouds and flowers, among other natural formations, are studied so as to enhance powers of observation.

 

A second semester, shaped by Native American Indian traditions and their relationship to nature, guides the creation of clay pottery, spirit beads, masks, dream catchers, rain makers, and sand creations.  

 

An examination of artifacts and illustrations complement story and legend-telling so as to provide insight into process art.