Art

    ​The Art Program at Community Montessori provides many opportunities in the curriculum for choice-based learning while meeting the state standards.

     

    It is with great pride that we guide our students towards a future filled with Art and Adventure. As students progress through their primary years they will be exposed to an intense arts program that is tied to our state standards.

    We integrate Discipline-Based Art Education into our program by creating art lessons which are inspired by specific artists or cultures from art history. A wide variety of materials and techniques will be used in class. In addition, our new national standards require that students "Invent and Discover to Create", hence there will be many opportunities for choice-based learning within our curriculum.

    Feel free to contact the Art teachers ​via email anytime for volunteering to help with KidzArt, displaying art in the hallway (only 15 minutes once a month or so) or with any questions.

     Curriculum

    ​Students will be introduced to all materials and tools associated with art including, painting (watercolor, acrylics, tempera), printmaking, ceramics, drawing, graphic arts, collage, textiles, oil pastels, etc. As they make their way through the program, students will experience a great deal of Art History and get to know a diverse group of artists ranging from Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Maria Martinez, Paul Klee, Mondrian, Frank Stella, Andrew Wyeth, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O'Keefe, Louise Nevelson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Romare Bearden, Faith Ringgold, George Rodrigue, Marc Chagall, Mary Cassatt, Diego Rivera, and many others!

    Students will learn about color, shapes, textures, line, space, form, and value. Students will understand all of these elements and the principles of art as well as the many ways in which to use them! Students will also look at many cultures through art, including African, Chinese, Japanese, Egyptian, Greek, Mexican, Native American, Aboriginal, and more. Students are also introduced to critical thinking and evaluation of their own and other students' artwork. 

     

     

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