Welcome to Potomac Elementary Art!
As an integrated arts school, the visual arts are continually called upon to support and reinforce the classroom curriculum. Not only does our program provide opportunities for children to experience drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, mask making, printmaking, textile arts, puppetry, architecture, commercial art, etc. but it also emphasizes the importance of looking at and talking about art. Throughout the year, each grade will learn new vocabulary, build problem solving skills and understand new concepts that they can transfer to their classroom as well as the world outside of school.
National Standards in Art Education
Standard 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques and processes
Standard 2: Using knowledge of structures and functions
Standard 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols and video
Standard 4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures
Standard 5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others
Standard 6: Making connections between the visual arts and other disciplines
Visual Art: Essential Learner Outcomes
Outcome I: Perceiving, Performing, and Responding - Aesthetic Education
The student will demonstrate the ability to perceive, interpret, and respond to ideas, experiences, and the environment through visual art.
Outcome II: Historical, Cultural, and Social Contexts
The student will demonstrate understanding of visual art as a basic aspect of history and human experience.
Outcome III: Creative Expression and Production
The student will demonstrate the ability to organize knowledge and ideas for expression in the production of art.
Outcome IV: Aesthetics and Criticism
The student will demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and apply criteria for making visual aesthetic judgments.