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La Jolla, California


Welcome to Art

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The desire to create art springs from a child’s experiences, observations and imagination.

Ms. Walters

Extension 130
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In Art class children are given an opportunity to express themselves in a two-dimensional (example: paper) or three-dimensional (example: sculpture) visual way.

This is accomplished by:

  • Development of manual skills
  • Use of various techniques and tools that are developmentally appropriate for the age level and abilities of the child
  • Looking and learning about art, artists and artistic styles
  • Projects emphasizing the elements of good design, color, shape, line, value and texture
  • Emphasis on process, not product of making art
  • Allowing the child to make choices and experiment with various mediums
  • Verbal discussion of creative problems and solutions
  • Appreciation of classmates’ work and differing perspectives
  • Demonstration of technique where applicable
  • Positive encouragement and guidance

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael but a lifetime to paint like a child.” -Pablo Picasso

Elementary students work in our on-campus art studio, and early childhood students have art time in our art atelier on our Fay Street property.


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