Art at the Elementary Level
The primary goal of the NCCS elementary art program is to assist students in developing an appreciation for and an understanding of the various art disciplines, and to explore the art forms as an opportunity for personal expression. Students will be introduced to a variety of hands-on activities and experiences that develop perceptual, creative, and motor skills.
Art class also provides a time for problem solving and exploration with a wide range of art materials and tools, including digital media. Students will be introduced to the artwork of the great masters and many cultures. Often, projects are integrated with grade level curricula. Caring for classroom supplies, respecting the work of others, achieving independence, and learning to communicate through art are stressed.
Elementary Art Instruction is provided for each child beginning in Kindergarten with 60 minutes of instruction provided at each grade within the 6 day rotation cycle.