• Hey kids! School starts August 26th. Until then, why don't you get outside and make some ART?
    You can also find lots of great resources for art and music activities at this link:
    Winslow Homer-Artists sketching

    Visit the "Links and SOL's" page for fun online art activities and Va Art SOL's.
    Children in grades 1-5 have art class once a week for 50 minutes.

    Parents: Are you helping your child develop an Artist's 8 Habits of Mind

    These are habits, or ways of thinking, that can help grow your creativity, connect Art learning to other disciplines, and enhance your overall learning. 

    Develop Craft- Learning to use tools & materials.  Learning the practices of an art form.

    Engage & Persist- Taking a personal interestin the art world.  Developping focus and persevering at art tasks.

    Envision- Learning to mentally picture what cannot be directly observed, and imagining possible next steps in making a piece.

    Express- Learning to create works that convey feelings, ideas and personal meaning.

    Observe- Learning to pay attention to visual contexts more than ordinary "looking" requires.  Learning to notice things that might otherwise be overlooked.

    Reflect- Learning to think and talk with others about one's work and the process of making it.  Judging one's work in relation to the standards of the field.

    Stretch & Explore- Reaching beyond your supposed limitations, learning to embrace learning from accidents and mistakes.

    Understand the Art World- Learning about the history and practice of art.  Interacting with other artists and the art community.

    I'm still learning!

    drawing pencils


    Mrs. Hanes enjoys helping her students develop their creative abilities while learning about the relevance of the arts to their lives.  In her classroom, students will find a safe, nurturing environment that values each student’s unique contributions.  Best of all, the art room is a place for children to have fun and express themselves! 

    SCES students can look forward to art lessons that will:

    • Engage their imaginations by using music, stories, movement and other resources to teach visual art concepts
    • Teach them about the art and architecture of cultures studied in each grade level
    • Build a repertoire of experiences based on Virginia’s Standards of Learning for Art that foster creative problem solving skills and aesthetic sensibilities
    • Encourage every child to value the role of art in their lives and inspire them to do their very best
    Grading and Assessment in Elementary Art:
    While it can be difficult to place a numeric value on the quality of a student's art room experience, most parents appreciate some feedback about their children's learning.  Art projects are developed to align with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Art, and assessments take into consideration each child's progress as measured against the SOL's. 
    Students in 1st-5th grades are assessed for each project completed during the quarter.  Many projects, especially for older (3-5) classes, will take several weeks to complete.
    Grades in art are given according to the county-wide guidelines:
    E=Exceeeds the standard
    M=Meets the standard
    P=Progressing toward the standard
    B=Below the standard