The EHSS Visual Arts program provides K–8 students with a broad scope of experiences in a variety of 2D and 3D media, knowledge and use of the Principles and Elements of Design as well as examples from world cultures and art history. Each student makes a sketchbook and weekly lessons are designed to sequentially build skills, knowledge and understanding through the grade levels. The Art program also gives students opportunities to employ important higher order cognitive skills such as divergent thinking, risk taking and making evaluative judgments during the creative problem solving process. Each student at Hemingway STEAM School has an online art portfolio (via Artsonia) where they can save images of their work. This tool allows students and families to see how growth is made in art.
Typical materials used in the art room include tempera paint, watercolors, collage & mixed media, paper construction, printmaking, photography, weaving, pastel, ceramics and a variety of drawing media. Cultural and historical references integrated into lessons include examples from Da Vinci, Picasso, Posada, Kahlo, Mattise, Nevelson, Escher, and a variety of contemporary artists and art processes and movements.
For more information please see the BCSD Visual Arts curriculum Link on the left side of this page.
To see what's going on in the art room please see Ms. Danica's Art Room page.