Mrs Garden's Art Page

Visual Arts at North Windy Ridge

Grades 5th and 6th

The Art program at NWR is aligned with both the National Standards for Art Education and the NC Essential Standards.  Both grades are taught through Disciplined Based Art Education including the four major concepts:

          Art History

          Art Production

          Aesthetics

         Art Criticism

All of 5th grade will have art as one of their 7 exploratory rotations. The class will be 7 weeks long with 1 hour classes. 6th graders not signed up for other options like band will also have exploratory rotations. During class, our goals with the Art program are to help students develop intuition, sensitivity, reasoning skills, imagination and dexterity.  Art classes at NWR help the student perceive and think in new ways and to learn problem recognition and problem solving solutions.  Communicating effectively, learning to adapt and respect other peoples opinions, making creative decisions for new situations and team work with collaboration of ideas is all part of the experience in our Art class.

Visual Arts are imperative for building bridges between verbal and non-verbal skills and logical and emotional development.  We are fortunate to have such a solidly supported program here at NWR.  Please feel free to call or email, with any questions.  We can also always use additional supplies, please see below for a copy of the Art Materials wish list.  
I look forward to hearing from you dietra.garden@bcsemail.org

ART CLASS wish list for North Windy Ridge Intermediate school


zip lock bags (1 GALLON PRESS TOGETHER CLOSURE, not zipper)

Art paints, specialty colors

indoor plants (artificial or live)

tupperware containers (with lids)

decorative papers of any kind

newspaper/appropriate magazines

sewing needles (ALL TYPES AND STYLES)

Brown paper grocery bags

black sharpie markers (fine and very fine)

any sharpie color markers

gel pens, paint pens, specialty markers

BRIGHT color yarn, string, ribbon

Aluminum foil

old ironing board AND iron, (can be rusty and smudged, won’t affect projects)

hand held mixer

paint brushes (all sizes)

flour (any kind - for paper mache)

Elmer’s glue

Random collections of items that could be upcycled


*Gift cards for Walmart, Michaels, Highwater clay, or Blick Art Supplies