Our focus in Art class is learning to enjoy, appreciate and create art. We look different styles, cultures and periods of art, as well as create our own masterpieces inspired by the elements of art, principles of design and famous artists. Each student will have art class once a week with their grade level groups.
For art class, students are split into two groups within their grade level, meaning class sizes are split in half. Students benefit from individualized instruction and can complete more detailed projects this way. We begin the school year by practicing foundational skills which help students create more complex projects later on.
The arts are an important factor in developing a well-rounded student. Art is not only an essential part of Common Core learning but it also connects students to different cultures, develops aesthetic values, as well as uses critical thinking and problem solving skills which are not developed in other subjects. Twice a year, we celebrate the artistic endeavors of St. Joseph Elementary students through the display of select student work at the Diocesan wide Lillian Black Festival of the Arts in February and our own Art Docent Show in May.