At St. Paul, every student completes projects and classroom activities that explore basic art vocabulary, concepts, and skills. We strive to create an environment where students learn to appreciate art and to creatively express themselves through art making.
In Miss Atema’s class, each child gains a basic understanding of the elements of art and principles of design. Students create artwork while learning about artists, art forms, and the process of creating art. Through this, each student discovers his or her individual creativity so that he or she can use that creativity in other areas of life.
In the younger grades, art is literature-based. Students explore great books which lead to amazing projects. A note is sent home with each art project explaining the story and technique used to create the project. Through these projects, each student’s creativity is stimulated and cultivated.