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The arts illuminate "life in all its mystery, misery, delight, pity and wonder." Without them, students are deprived of learning what it means to be truly human. The arts teach students how rather than what to think.

The arts teach skills that other basic subjects cannot - critical thinking and problem solving, judgment and independence, attention to detail and craftsmanship, and openness to other cultures and ways of thinking. The arts enliven and extend the entire school curriculum by integrating different subjects in innovative interdisciplinary ways, sparking the interest all students.

First Grade
First grade art classes include drawing and painting, basic art techniques, imagery and guided art, and 3-dimensional art. The elements of art, kinds of pictures, the art of ancient Egypt and cave paintings will be explored. Various art activities are incorporated into the regular classroom curriculum, as well.

Second Grade
Weekly art classes include experiences in drawing and painting, basic art techniques, imagery, guided art, and 3-dimensional art. The elements of art, sculpture, landscapes, architecture and abstract art will be explored. Various art activities will be incorporated into the regular classroom curriculum, as well.

Third Grade
Weekly art classes provide third graders with experience in drawing and painting, basic art techniques, imagery, guided art, and 3-dimensional art. The elements of art and design, American Indian art and the art of ancient Rome will be explored. Various arts activities are incorporated into the regular classroom curriculum, as well.

Fourth Grade
Art classes meet once a week and provide fourth graders with experience in drawing and painting, basic art techniques, imagery and guided art, and 3-dimensional art. A variety of artworks from various cultures will be explored, including those from Europe during the Middle Ages, Africa, China, the United States, and Islam. Additional art activities will be incorporated into the regular classroom curriculum.

Fifth Grade
Regular art classes provide fifth grade students with experience in drawing and painting, basic art techniques, imagery and guided art, and 3-dimensional art. The art of the Renaissance and Japan, as well as 19th century American art will be explored. Various arts activities are incorporated into the regular classroom curriculum, as well.