The visual arts program in the Sudbury Public School District provides all students in grades one through five with the opportunity to gain basic knowledge of art concepts, processes and skills through the use of a variety of materials and experiences. Observation, memory and imagination come into play as students visually express their thoughts, feelings and ideas around themes from the art world such as still-life and landscape, the natural world of plants and animals, and their personal worlds of self, family and community.A developmental approach is stressed where each student may grow and build upon his or her current level of skill. The curriculum is structured on a spiral model. Themes, concepts, skills and materials are revisited from year to year, sequentially moving from introductory lessons in grades one and two, into more in-depth units in grades three, four and five. As students grow physically, emotionally and intellectually they are challenged with increasingly complex problems to solve visually.The visual arts curriculum also seeks to integrate regular classroom content into art lessons whenever appropriate. Grade level content from areas such as social studies, literature, and science are particularly successful when incorporated thematically.The following is an overview of major processes and materials with which all students will be involved as they cycle through their elementary art careers:
The visual arts program strives to give children the opportunity to make choices and decisions as they create art which is meaningful to them and to feel confident in those choices as they visually represent their experiences in the world. Students develop as visual thinkers and art makers/creators as they participate in a diverse range of learning experiences.
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