“Celebrating Earth Day” (Sponge Art)

The EMS visual arts program seeks to foster creativity, problem solving, and self-expression as it relates to each child’s level of development from toddler to middle school.

Art lessons use a variety of auditory, kinesthetic, and visual components. Students are encouraged to experience the art process as each concept is presented utilizing a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials to help them truly absorb and understand the lesson’s objectives. Lessons include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage making, and print making.


“Nature in Early Spring”  (Finger Paint Art)

Program Objectives:

  1. Students will recognize and understand concepts of line/shape/form
  • how a connection of point becomes a line,
  • how a 2-D shape becomes a 3-D shape-as in sculpture,
  • how a closed line of points becomes a line-showing movement, edges, and
  • expressing feelings.

2.  Students will recognize and understand concepts of color:

  • color terms and definitions: hue, value, shade, chroma, primary, secondary, and intermediate colors,
  • monochromatic/complementary colors, and
  • color wheel: the colors and sequences.

3.  Students will recognize and understand concepts of texture:

  • surface variations-implied or actual markings,
  • sense varying texture by touch and sight,
  • describe textures with words, and
  • create a variety of textures.
“A Wish for World Peace” (Mixed Media Work)

4.  Students will recognize and understand basic patterns of organization:

  • repetition/pattern,
  • sequence, an
  • universal basic structures: radial, spiral, dendritic/branching, orbital, gradient, mosaic, modular chain, grid, waves closure, symmetry, and rhythm.

5.  Students will recognize whole-to-part relationships:

  • process of reduction of whole to parts,
  • process of construction of parts to a whole,
  • grouping by similarities and differences, and
  • spatial awareness-positive and negative space.

6.  Students will recognize and understand the processes of change:

  • sequential process,
  • abstraction,
  • relationships between objects and symbols before and after change occurs,
  • transformation, and
  • cycles of nature and time.