Making Learning Fun!
MT BLUE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Learning Doing Sharing
CAPE COD HILL SCHOOL
G D CUSHING
(207) 778 -3529
Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork
IS ART IMPORTANT?
It is so much more than "fun"!
Art teaches us many essential skills. How to be a problem-solver and a maker, how to become handy and use tools and materials. Art teaches us how to look closely and observe. Art teaches us how to share materials and ideas and collaborate. It teaches us to work toward goals and persist. It also teaches us how to express ourselves and respect the expressions of others.
Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 Emphasis:
Establish self-esteem and self-confidence.
Improve hand-eye coordination.
Expand aesthetic awareness.
Begin the study of art heritage.
Begin to identify some of the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, pattern).
Develop art-related skills.
Discuss design ideas and techniques.
Use a variety of materials to create art (tempera, finger paint, watercolor, collage, clay).
Use personal experiences as subject matter in artwork.
Communicate feelings about art.
ELEMENTS OF ART K-2
CREATE INVESTIGATE PLAN MAKE
I am an artist!
I can create!
I can express!
WHO IS AN ARTIST?
“When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature. He becomes interesting to other people. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens ways for better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book, he opens it and shows there are still more pages possible.”
― Robert Henri
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116 Middle St. Farmington Me 04938
207 778 3529