Hello St. Louise Families,
During the year, students in grades K through 8 will experience a variety of mediums while continuing to expand and explore the elements of art. Each assignment will consist of age appropriate objectives that help students develop and understand the different elements. The elements of art include: line, shape, form, space, color, value and texture.
Projects will incorporate a wide selection of materials and students will have the opportunity to create both 2D and 3D art. Students will also have the opportunity to work individually on assignments as well as in partners and group situations. I can’t wait to have the kids experience charcoal, oil pastel, watercolors, acrylic, printmaking, metal, canvas, pen and ink, crayon, markers, clay and tempera paints. It is going to be a colorful year!
Art historical content and aesthetics will also be introduced through each of the assigned projects. For all grade levels, art assignments are graded and expected to be completed in a timely manner by the individual student. Students are encouraged to share their work with their classmates and discuss his/her art making process. I also hope they bring this excitement home and continue to share their artistic process and experience with parents as well.
I look forward to working with all of your children at St. Louise School and watching their creativity blossom over the course of the year. Feel free to stop by anytime, the art room door is always open.