Visual arts education benefits the student because it cultivates the whole person, gradually building many kinds of literacy while developing intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity into unique forms of expression and communication.” Colorado Model Content Standards
The Bill Roberts Art Program teaches to the Visual Arts Standards defined by the Colorado Department of Education with an emphasis on Art History, technique, collaboration, deeper level thinking and cross curricular lessons. The program looks for opportunities within our district, community and at school to support programs and display our students’ work.
The consistent goal of the Bill Roberts art program is to promote student’s art and make art a vital part of the school and community. Students participate in district wide and school specific art shows as well as juried contest and programs. Some of the programs we have participated in are the DPS District Wide Show, Janus Student Art Buying Program, painting birdhouses with my Art Club for the Bill Roberts Auction, Buntport Theater – drawing to skit, DPS Safety Calendar Contest, Art Installation at the Stapleton Recreation Center and playground banners with Learning Landscapes among others!
Students are assessed on Participation and Skill. Their skill level is assessed through a portfolio of work. Assessments are based on evidence of growth in understanding art processes, creating art and using it communicate and effort.
We are always happy to receive donations of arts and crafts supplies and containers for paints, etc. Also, if you have any interest in volunteering or know of any interested volunteers please talk to me. Particularly with the little ones, an extra set of hands is very much appreciated.
For more communication from the Art Studio please read Thursday Notes.