Through art classes, our youngest students have the opportunity to explore a diverse studio experience working with many mediums including pencils, printing, 3D projects, fiber and paint to name a few. Students begin the journey of understanding the elements and principles of art, gaining a deeper understanding of different artists and styles while developing coordination, fine-motor skills and visual sense. Students in third and fourth grade continue to refine these skills. Our older students work more independently and begin to discover their own artistic styles and more fully incorporate their understanding of form, media and technique. The curriculum is a spiral approach. Many connections are made to studies students are exploring in academic classes such as math and science as well as other humanities.