All students receive one formal art class per week. Children learn to express themselves through a variety of 2D and 3D techniques and materials. Creative processes and the development of decision‐making skills are always stressed over the art product. Emphasis is also placed on developing understanding of different peoples through experiences with cultural arts.
Students also have experiences with clay and ceramics. Nothing seems more wonderful to students in ceramics than creating something that can be functional as well as visually pleasing. Students always ask if it is ok to use their items for food. Our materials are AP approved, nontoxic and dinnerware safe, BUT, we ask that students not use their creations for food or drink. The district has adopted a policy for not using ceramics for food or drink just to make sure that we are protecting the safety of students and their families. As an example, some of our goblet makers have chosen to glue jewels onto their goblets. The jewels and/or the glue could come lose over time and we would not want anyone to ingest these items. These goblets make great decorative pieces for your home! Please do not hesitate to contact Pattee Pinto, GES Art Teacher, if you have any questions.