The Lower School Art Program’s emphasis is on creating works of art that translate personal expression, technique, imagery and design. We encourage critical and creative problem-solving, and through choice and autonomy, students are able to explore personal interests, self-expression and make statements through their art. Students will be acquainted with art elements, principles, experiences and the materials of artistic expression. Through various methods (e.g., painting, drawing, craftmaking) children are taught to create pictures and objects and also to express their feelings and showcase their understanding of the world around them by using their imagination. Students will works individually, and collaboratively on large-scale class projects, as well as personal art projects. Students will use art to deepen awareness of themselves and their community through an open-ended, exploratory, and highly imaginative classroom environment. The Lower School Art Program believes there is creative potential in all children!