STUDENTS CREATED MANDALA PAINTINGS ILLUSTRATING UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS : FIRE, EARTH, AIR, AND WATER.
Students create artwork by participating in the art process. Similar to the writing process, students brainstorm, sketch/draft ideas, make revisions, and exhibit their framed work in public places. Students work with a variety of medium including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking , glass fusing, and ceramics.
Students at Burns Elementary participated in a 6 week expressive arts program with Heal with HeARTS. About 60 kids participated in creating art work, dancing, and making music with Professional Artist and Teachers. The students learned about Native American Animal Totems and their symbolism in their culture. The visual arts projects included making masks of their chosen animal totem and painting pictures too. The dance and movement therapy included students acting out their animal totem as a group and individually. The music experience included practicing rhythms on drums, singing and learning about the didgeridoo.
Visual Arts Program will be integrated with the Music and Dance Programs. The National Visual Arts Standards are the foundation for planning projects with children in the community. The objectives and skills taught will promote creative collaboration in the Visual and Performing Arts. Students will work together problem-solving, strengthening leadership skills, creating artwork, andperforming in the community. The projects will be facilitated by professional artist, musicians, educators ,and leaders.
· Students understand the multifaceted interplay of different
media, styles, forms, techniques, and processes in the creation of their work.
· Students develop increasing abilities to pose insightful questions about contexts, processes, and criteria for evaluation.
· They use these questions to examine works in light of various analytical methods and to express sophisticated ideas about visual relationships using precise terminology.
· They can reflect on the nature of human involvement in art as a viewer, creator, and participant.
· Students understand the relationships among art forms and between their own work and that of others.
· They are able to relate understandings about the historical and cultural contexts of art to situations in contemporary life.
STEAM is a national education movement to increase student learning by connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Students learned about recycling materials in the visual arts, graphic design in Science, watercolor techniques and chemical reactions of salt and oil pastel in painting. Students created sketchbooks to demonstrate their learning of Art Elements like line, color, shape, form, value and contrast. Students learned how to use the primary colors to mix other colors. At the end of the week, students displayed their artwork at their performing arts presentation