UE Visual Art
In the Upper Elementary Art program children work with their teachers to find their natural artistic voice. They use their “right brains” to think creatively, and they take risks with ideas and materials.
Children also create art in their classrooms, illustrating their writing, building models for their projects, designing scenery and props. We use the Visual Thinking Strategies curriculum to help children learn critical thinking and observational skills while interacting with works of art.
Upper Elementary students learn advanced elements of drawing (e.g. perspective, value, and composition), painting, and form (making three-dimensional structures, clay people, sculpture). We continue to offer a broad spectrum of projects, both two- and three-dimensional: color mixing and painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture made from recyclable materials, self-portraiture, collage and mixed media, and more. Students are introduced to the slab roller for handbuilding ceramics, a printing press for printmaking, and a range of tools and techniques to enhance their artistic experiences.