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.