"I'm giving you a new commandment: Love one another in the same way that I have loved you. Everyone will know that you are disciples because of your love for one another." John 13:34-35
The goal of the visual arts program at St. Paul is to provide an outlet for personal expression in a creative, positive and informative manner. Students will learn the appropriate skills to express themselves in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms using a variety of medias.
Over the course of the school year, students enjoy age-appropriate projects that encompass all seven of the art elements: Line, Shape, Color, Value, Texture, Form and Space. Students have the opportunity for self-expression through personal choice in every project. No two student artworks are alike. Art history is also incorporated into every project. Students develop their personal aesthetic by seeing and discussing important historical images.
Displaying the student’s work is also an important part of the program. Student artwork is celebrated through ongoing school-wide display.
Drawing- Observational drawing at every grade level builds a skill foundation. Students also draw from imagination and from other artworks, experiencing various media such as pencil, pen, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, oil pastel, and scratchboard.
Painting – Watercolor, wax resist, tempera, and acrylic
Air dry clay- making pots, sculptures, beads, and statues
Paper- paper maché, paper making, origami, paper sculpture, and collage