Welcome to

                    the Art Studio

Pablo Picasso once said “Every child is an artist”. This is a belief that Cold Spring School holds for each, and every one of their students. The visual arts are an essential part of elementary education and our program is designed to be complementary to and integrated with other aspects of learning .Our goal is that each child will be able to gain a sense of confidence and enthusiasm, which comes from being creative. We hope to achieve this through introducing lessons that allow the student to explore the creative process.

A genuine appreciation of art stems from an understanding of where and how art is used to enrich our lives. This includes the recognition of the similarities and differences among works of art produced in various places, times and cultures. The art student will identify fine art objects in everyday life and be aware that art exists in many forms. Artists are studied in many different settings, from local artists in residence to master artists and their influence throughout history.

In studying the building blocks of art, students will learn all of the main elements including line, shape, form, texture, color, value, space, balance, unity, emphasis, rhythm, contrast, movement, and pattern. These elements are the foundation of a strong art vocabulary, which is used to communicate original ideas, describe works of art, and relate to other subject areas.

A variety of techniques are taught within the general areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, design, fiber arts, ceramics, and sculpture. Subject matter is inspired by grade level curriculum, individual expression, cultural studies, and genres in art history.