Welcome to the wonderful world of
art! Our classes meet once a week for 40 minutes. After school clubs
include water coloring, stamping, and puppet making.
Sketch Book-Art Journal
Students are encouraged to keep a sketchbook outside of class.
Sketchbooks can be a visual diary of students lives, filled with
memories, new experiences, challenges, and fun! Artists are not
necessarily born artists, they learn the craft like all other skills.
With practice and encouragement art can expand a child's outlook on
Library area, district office, and local businesses. At the end of the
year Open House every student will have their work of art displayed.
Every art lesson taught at GIS is
based on the teaching technique known as Discipline Based Art Education:
Every lesson includes at least one, if not all of the following
Art History- Who made the art?
Facts and knowledge about the art and artist. Students learn how
factors such as place and time influence art.
Art Criticism- What is the
work of art about? Students learn to read a painting looking for
visual clues. Students learn to discuss a work of art based on their
Aesthetics- What is the
purpose or function of the work of art? Why do we like this work of
art? Students examine and use subject matter, themes, and symbols to
give emotional meaning to their work.
Studio Art- How is the work of
art made? What process, skills, and techniques are used to create a
work of art?