• The teachers understand that the children have different learning styles and sometimes you have to think outside the box.–SAIL Parent 2016

This class serves to provide students with a self-directed creative outlet during the day. This course encourages the process of art, not the final product. Students will work cooperatively with peers to complete a variety of art projects. The classes are planned to provide experiences with many art concepts and materials; however, the students provide influence through suggestions, creativity, and personal interest.

 

These are the major goals of this course:

  • Communication:
    • Students will communicate needs and wants in relation to their own artwork.
    • Students will give compliments to artwork which they find interesting or intriguing.
    • Students will practice appropriate social skills and conversation skills with peers while working.
  • Exposure to Art history and Artists
    • Discussions about specific artist, and view sample artwork
  • Experience with a variety of mediums including:
    • Watercolor
    • Paints
    • Charcoal
    • Ink
    • Oil pastels
  • Introduction to a variety of art concepts and skills including:
    • Weaving
    • Sketching
    • Cartooning
    • Brush strokes
    • Shapes
    • Perspective
    • Photography
    • Art vocabulary: primary colors, perspective, etc.
    • Connections to literature