Art Instruction

The aim of the Symonds Elementary Art Program is to provide a safe and caring environment where creativity can flourish and artistic confidence is gained.  Students in grades K-5 experience a wide variety of art forms including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, textiles, ceramics/clay and mixed media.  Students will learn about a variety of cultures, artists and styles of art through the use of art reproductions and aesthetic inquiries.

The 1st through 5th grades meet once every 6 days for an art class lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Kindergarten has art twice in a six-day cycle with classes lasting 35 minutes.  The art program is designed to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment where students develop the skills necessary for self-expression.  Artistic creation is at the heart of each art class.