Arts and Crafts

Stick figures are to be treasured.  Paint smears to be admired.  An ice-sculpture with colored salts to be fun and playful.

The curricula for arts and crafts enables children to learn how to use  a variety of mediums (crayons, paint, clay, glue, etc.) for both process-style art (emphasis on free expression with medium/materials) and product-based art (a specific design objective like a coloring book page or a tree-house).

 

Art Explorers Gallery

Each month children explore new art forms and mediums to learn how to express emotions, ideas, and their cultural traditions.  Throughout the month, both the medium (materials used) and the art form (style of art) are practiced.  We are sure to include equal opportunities for process-style and product-based art!

Month Monthly Learning Theme Art Form/Medium Art Project
January

Jobs and Money

Cut (3yrs+) and paste, collage Collage
February

Time and Travel

Photography Portraits
March

World Cultures

Textiles Multicultural Blanket
April

Life on the Farm

Templates Farm Coloring Book
May

Maker’s Fair

3-D design / Clay Sculpture
June

Performing & Fine Arts

Mixed Media Hand Puppet
July

Summer Splash Camp

Watercolor Watercolor pictures
August

ABC Mindful Me

Photography and ABCs ABC Picture Book
September

Community

Group building project Little Lending Library
October

Plants & Animals

Nature Garden Journal
November

“The Giving Tree”

Nature Bird house
December

Space Exploration

Scrap material Space Station