Welcome to the John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary Art ProgramStudents have direct art instruction from a visual arts educator once a week for 50 minutes. They will experience many projects throughout the year.
The 9 week plans you see on the website or sent home with report cards are a brief overview of what your child will be learning in art. Occasionally some projects may change or new ones may be added. Due to class cancellations or sudden bursts of inspiration - no project is set in stone!
Students will work with a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and collage. Curriculum includes the role of artists in society, recognizing art as a form of communication and expression, and identifying elements of art such as line, shape, color, texture and space. Art history instruction is also a component of the curriculum. Throughout the elementary art experience students are exploring different, age-appropriate methods of becoming artists.
All projects help students to use their imagination.
Integrating art lessons with content from the classroom is very powerful. This is highly beneficial for those students who are visual-spatial and bodily-kinesthetic learners. It also allows students to bring knowledge they have learned in to the art room to demonstrate understanding or solidify abstract concepts from the classroom into practical use.
Lessons are carefully aligned to criteria in the Loudoun County Standards of Achievement, the Virginia Standards of Learning and the National Visual Arts Content standards.