Students learn how to work in a variety of media to express themselves as Jews and as individuals. They receive exposure to outstanding artists and their work and develop skills with which to understand and appreciate art as it is expressed in Jewish tradition and in the modern world.
Grades K – 2:
The goals of the Kindergarten through 2nd grade art program is to foster visual awareness, aesthetic appreciation, creative expression, and imaginative thinking. Students learn technical skills while they create unique and personal works of art. They learn the language of visual design (line, shape, color, etc.) to help them develop fluency of expression. The art classes implicitly and explicitly promote awareness of the natural work as a source of imagery and inspiration, establishing a bridge to issues of environmental protection.
Grades 3 – 5:
The emphasis is on aesthetics, composition and technique. Students will continue to be inspired by famous artists and cultural art. We will expand upon art theory and techniques, and create a balanced art program rich with creative expression and disciplined art activities.
Grades 6 – 8:
Students will continue to develop knowledge of artists and genres of art. We will continue to expand upon different art forms, media and complex methodologies. Students will learn an art vocabulary and how to analyze and critique artwork.