Art

Gina Carter Art Teacher at The Antioch School:

Art classes at Antioch are designed to expose students to a wide variety of materials, processes, techniques, artists and art history. We use watercolor paint, tempera paint, acrylic paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, clay, paper maiche, wire, recycled objects just to name a few…no project is too messy.

Students are taught art history starting in preschool on up through 8th grade so that they have a clear understanding and appreciation for the art and how it relates to their life. My philosophy is that there are no mistakes in art and that every student should be encouraged to experiment with materials as a way to positively express themselves. Our projects are open-ended which means that no two pieces of art work will ever leave the art room looking exactly the same.

We have an annual Spring Art Show and invite all students, family and friends to see what our young artists have been up to all year. I also choose two 'Artists of the Week' to have their work displayed in the foyer for everyone to admire, these students have either done an exceptional job or have shown extra effort/creativity in completing their assignments. The 8th grade students graduate with a strong studio art and art history foundation in which to build on.

 

"Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." – Pablo Picasso