Art classes at Concord Hill provide an ideal opportunity for children to explore personal expression and meaning through the visual arts. As students experiment with materials, they develop their problem-solving abilities, make connections to various areas of learning, gain self-confidence in their creativity, and learn to trust their own decisions. In early childhood art education, the major emphasis is on process rather than product.
Children are at various stages of developing their fine motor skills and their ability to "see" art and the world around them. We expose students to a variety of art materials, processes, and projects to learn about basic elements of art and design: line, shape, color, form, texture, and space. Our art experiences and projects are inspired by many sources including our school-wide collaborative projects, classroom curriculum, artist studies, children's literature, and the children's interests as they evolve.