Welcome to our exciting art program! Our focus will be upon the vast representation of the arts as they are evident across various subject criteria. Students will explore a multi-disciplinary approach as they learn and experience how art is interrelated in all aspects of our lives and throughout our world. We will additionally learn about specific artists and the techniques they mastered and utilized as well as their role in art history. Students will “age appropriately” apply this knowledge while being introduced to a variety of media through the process of creating. They will enjoy many hands on experiments, activities, and art processes both individually and collectively. My personal goal is to center our class time on active hands- on student participation in the artistic process while achieving necessary TEKS standards by grade, for art education! Exposure in all available materials in the art room will be maximized. They will explore their senses while participating in the use of various multi-media to create one, two, and three dimensional shapes and forms. This in turn will further develop students fine and gross motor skills as well as eye-hand coordination for all ages.
Art Class will additionally utilize recycled items to create something new from something old. These items will experience a metamorphosis as they are transformed into wonderful art objects both fun and functional. Parents should watch for updated information in the “Art Corner” section of our St. John Paul II weekly newsletters. The Art Corner includes updates regarding specific “Student Art Shows” and results, student art class information, progress with long-term projects, as well as requests for recycled items needed for future planned projects.
I want students to gain an appreciation for the evolving importance art has in that which symbolizes culture and civilization from the beginning of time to current. To appreciate how the “arts” play an integral role in each of our individual cultures as well as to ones’ identity. But most importantly, for students to see and appreciate their own talents and gifts that God bestowed upon them in the artistic process of creating.