Art at Woodrow Wilson
Ms. Forman & Ms. Leavitt
Everybody is an artist. My hope is that each child comes to share this belief. Positive thinking, trying their best, listening and watching teacher demos of techniques, will allow them to experience success and the joy that comes from creating something unique
The visual arts curriculum provides opportunities for students to learn how to use materials correctly, to explore the elements of art and design, to observe the environment, learn about various cultures, be exposed to famous works of art, as well as, taking time to reflect upon their work and the work of others.
Art is a process, not to be rushed, but to be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere. In time skills are enhanced as students exhibit an increased confidence and pride in their work.
At times there are interdisciplinary connections between art and the subjects taught in their classroom.
Artwork for grade 1-5 is sent home two times each year, once in December and again in June. This allows students to see a body of their work and patterns that might emerge, rather than viewing one piece in isolation.