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 creatively express themselves through art making.
In Miss Atema’s class (2nd - 6th Grade), each child gains a basic understanding of the Elements of Art and Principals 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 Mrs. Madrigal’s class (Junior Kindergarten - 1st Grade), the 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 this, each student’s creativity is stimulated and cultivated.