Lower Elementary

Lower Elementary students start off the year by learning how artists behave in their studio, with an emphasis on caring for their materials and art space. They will discover the tools, techniques, and possibilities of the 2-D centers, which include drawing, collage, and painting. Students will consider how artists get their ideas by practicing the Studio Habits of stretching and exploring, envisioning, and observing. They will also begin to practice the Studio Habit of understanding art worlds through picture books and famous artist exemplars. Sketchbooks will be utilized for exercises related to ideation and the Art Elements of line, shape, color, texture and value.

Upper Elementary

Upper Elementary students start off the year by reviewing how artists behave in their studio, with an emphasis on caring for their materials and art space. They will discover the tools, techniques, and possibilities of the 2-D centers, which include drawing, collage, and painting. Students will consider how artists get their ideas by practicing the Studio Habits of stretching and exploring, envisioning, and observing. They will also practice the Studio Habit of understanding art worlds by viewing and discussing the work of established artists. Sketchbooks will be utilized for exercises related to ideation and the Art Elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, form, and space.

Adolescent Community

Our first two elective offerings are:

Unleash Your Creativity!

Student artists will practice the Studio Habits of Stretching & Exploring by participating in a series of exercises designed to enhance creativity. They will have opportunities to work both independently and collaboratively with an emphasis on drawing, collage, and mixed media. Sketch books will be utilized for weekly assignments.   

Zen Arts

Student artists will practice the Studio Habits of Envisioning, Observing, Expressing, and Understanding Art Worlds by viewing and creating meditative art forms such as Zentangle, Sumi-E, and Mandalas. They will have opportunities to work both independently and collaboratively with an emphasis on drawing and painting. Sketchbooks will be utilized for exercises related to mindfulness and personal expression.