Art Department is very pleased with the faith based art curriculum
called the Christian Heritage Art Program. This curriculum has been used
first semester in all grades and will continue intop the Spring
semester. The series is from grades K-6th grade. The context of the
series is a DVD for each grade level with 6 lessons on each. On each DVD
the Author gives a brief introduction of the time
period, Art History, Church history (incorporating biblical events and
people) and a project to be done in class.
The time periods include Prehistoric, Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, 1500's and Modern era.
My hope is that the children get an appreciation of how art came to be
and the beauty of this world all created through Gods hands.
that is really good and beautiful, of inward moral, spiritual and
sublime beauty in human beings and in their works comes from God" -Van Gogh
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and School and the Art Department will be working on a fundraiser in
the spring. The company we will be working with is the Original Works of
Art Company. Your child will create a piece of artwork during class
time. We will send home with your child a brochure, order form and their
one of a kind picture. Parents then have an option of ordering products
with the artwork on it. Items are too many to mention, but some
include, large magnets, T-shirts, towels, mouse pads and many more.
Thank you for supporting the arts at St.Mary's -Mrs. DeMars
may talk about the many careers in Art. If you look all around you at
the many things that are created or designed by people, homes, clothing,
cars, etc. These items were all designed by artists in various art
careers. For example Architects design buildings and the home you live
in was designed by an architect. The clothing you wear was designed by a
fashion designer. The car you ride in was designed and created by an
artist. There are so many ways that art impacts our daily lives, all you
have to do is look around you! Isn't Art Amazing!
God is also a pretty amazing artist. Just look at the trees,
flowers, and all of his wondeful creations. Even look in the mirror at
yourself and what a wonderful creation you are too!
goal this year is to convey my enthusiasm for art and bring out the
talents and gifts your child has been given. I strongly feel that
creating original artwork is a great outlet and tool for children to use
to build confidence in themselves. The Arts have been proven to enrich
other aspects of learning such as reading, math, vocabulary and history.
I want to provide opportunities for all students to be involved in a
study of the arts as part of their general education.
I Have three classroom rules:
If your child breaks one of these they will be given three verbal
warnings. After that, we will discuss, in private, any possible
Your child’s grade will not be based on his artistic talent. All grades will be based on
1) participation 2) effort 3)completing assignments.
Some areas of learning will be critical thinking skills, aesthetics
well as the elements of design. Our classroom materials will be of all
types of media. I will put a strong emphasis on Art history in all grade
levels through the use of slides, prints, books and videos.
I Hope this will give you a good idea of where my expectations for
art are this year. I’m looking forward to a exciting and interesting
Sincerely, Mrs. DeMars