This year's art program at PS 173 has gotten off to a great start. Grades K-5 have been busy in weekly art sessions creating 2-D and 3-D collages, self-portraits, textured rubbings and various types of prints. We have also started looking at work by master artists and have discussed what we se through careful observation.
The program this year will touch on many aspects of the visual arts, including;
Creating art (exploring various media-painting , drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, etc.) and expressing personal visions through art;
Developing literacy in the arts (including developing a visual arts vocabulary and learning to interpret artwork by finding evidence to support assertions);
Making social, cultural and historical connections at visual arts;
Noticing connections between visual arts and other academic areas, including math, literacy, science,and social studies;
becoming aware of community and cultural resources to attend the learning experience beyond the bounds of the classroom;
Building awareness of careers in the arts and the importance of lilfelong learning.
Ideally, the art program will help develop in all students an appreciation for the visual arts, self-confidence in creating art, and enthusiasm for exploring new ideas and possibilities.