The Arts are important for developing innovation, creativity, problem solving and “outside the box” thinking at Our Lady of Guadalupe. From Preschool all the way through 8th grade, our students work with art in their homeroom, in family groups, and with our art specialist!
We are working with “Smart with Art” to provide in-person classes
2021-22 Art Specialist: Nat Herridge
Students are taught drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. Projects vary each year with some directly linked to the student’s classroom learning in science, math, social studies and religion. We follow the Washington State learning standards for visual art and will be adapting lessons to align with the Common Core standards.
During art class creativity is always encouraged. I teach the students from the very first day that they need to be positive with themselves and with their classmates. Only positive comments about another student’s work is allowed. This creates a safe and comfortable learning environment that encourages students to take risks when trying new mediums and techniques. I encourage students to ask “what if” questions when doing their work and to push past the obvious. Students are asked to be quiet and attentive during instruction, and are allowed to talk when doing their work to help them relax. I expect each student to do their very best work and to stay on task. I encourage them to ask questions and I check in with each student as they are working to let them know the great things I see happening in their work.