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The Philosophy of Southwood Elementary School's Art Program

Art is an individual expression which should be encouraged to grow, as the child understands the connections between art and the world. My goal is to help your child develop the knowledge, skills, techniques and self-confidence necessary in order to create meaningful works of art.

The art program is based on the following benchmarks established by the Orange County Public Schools.

STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:

  • Create and communicate a range of subject matter symbols and ideas
  • Apply appropriate skills and techniques when creating a work of art
  • Make cultural and historical connections through art
  • Evaluate and respond to characteristics of works of art
  • Make connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the real world

SOUTHWOOD ELEMENTARY VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION

Visual Art plays a vital role in education and learning. Our art program is student oriented and teacher directed. It will introduce students to ways of thinking that are based upon imagination and judgment. We encourage students to think and learn in a variety of ways, in addition to using language and logic skills. Instruction will be based on the Sunshine State Standards for the Visual Arts. We will cover the elements of:

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Space
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Value
  • Form

There will be a variety of hands-on activities including but not limited to:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Pottery
  • Collage

Students will explore the great art, artists, cultures of the world and develop skills to understand and appreciate artwork.

CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

Students will be required to follow the classroom rules and expectations which will include:

  • Listening
  • Following directions
  • Sharing supplies
  • Clean your own area
  • Be respectful
  • Do the best you can!

GRADING

Grading will be based effort.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is done informally and uses a variety of measures.

We will have class discussions, teacher observation, class critiques and display of art work.


Sincerely, 

Ms. Flynn
Art Teacher
Southwood Elementary

 

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