|Mrs. Louise Porter-Hahn||203-758-1929 ext. 4110|
Art, an important part of the education of children, plays a part in the lives of all of us. No education can be complete unless it takes into account the creative and imaginative side of human beings and their urge to bring beauty and meaning into their surroundings. Through art experiences, children develop taste and judgment, strengthen their manual skills and gain an awareness of and openness to the ways and ideas of others.
Through their work in the LMES art program, our children can strengthen their individuality and gain confidence in themselves. Their inborn ability to create will be developed and guided as they move through the sequence of art activities planned for them. These activities cover a wide variety of 2D and 3D techniques and materials, styles, artists, human history and cultures. The creative process and the development of decision-making skills are part of every lesson.
Art Enrichment: This before-school program is geared to students who demonstrate an exceptional ability, a willingness to explore and brainstorm and enthusiasm in the visual arts. Annual field trips include a Connecticut museum and an outing in nature.
Art Show: The art gallery is held at Pomperaug High School during April. This region wide show highlights selected works from each grade level. Clay, painting, drawing, collage, and print making are all displayed from LMES artists.
Student Artist of the Month: Each month one student artist is highlighted with his/her photo, artwork and biographical information on the bulletin board located outside the artroom.