“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh
The K-5 art curriculum at Southview is based on the MN Art Standards, the National Core Art Standards of Creating, Presenting, Responding, Connecting, and also the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Southview artists create both preliminary and final artwork in a variety of 2D and 3D art mediums including: drawing, painting, collage, fibers, sculpture. All artwork created throughout the school year is compiled into art portfolios and distributed to each student at year-end.
Students earn opportunities for free time, which are art-related activities that foster individual and/or collaborative creativity, art history, fine motor skill development, and new art interests. The available choices vary by grade level, and overall include a wide variety of art themed book, drawing, game, and building options. Choice based art fosters imagination and allows kids to learn and problem solve while playing and creating.
Kindergarten through fifth grade hybrid students come to art class once every two weeks. New K-5 art lessons are posted on Seesaw and Schoology for Digital Academy students once every two weeks.