The Art program at Mont Vernon Village School focuses on the characteristics of the visual arts. The National Standards for Arts Education are incorporated within our curriculum framework to insure art excellence. Appropriate concepts and problems solving tasks are introduced and reinforced. Students learn how to work with various tools, processes and media. They learn to coordinate their hands and minds to respond to the natural world and stimuli all around us. As children move through the elementary grades they are given the opportunity to further develop observation skills and learn the visual connections relating to objects, people, places and events establishing a visual vocabulary. Natural inquisitiveness is encouraged and the value of persistence is nurtured.
Learning to use the elements of design, composition and spatial aptitude increase in challenge and match appropriate developmental expectations for each grade. Group projects are often integrated and connected with other curricula to insure class unity and school spirit and allow effective sensory information learning.
Mrs. Maura Zaccaria