• The elementary visual arts curriculum helps students understand how media, technique and process are used to create works of art; how artworks are structured; how art has a variety of functions; how to identify, analyze and select subject matter, symbols and ideas for personal/cultural expression; how historical and cultural contexts provide meaning for works of art and how to assess the merits of their own artworks and the artworks of others.

    Elementary art teachers have designed a core group of subjects and artists for each grade, which creates a base curriculum that is consistent throughout the District. Building on that core of subjects, teachers can add whatever images or artists they wish to the curriculum. The elementary art curriculum is shared with Middle School and High School teachers so they know what students have previously studied.