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

Both grade levels take Art daily for 60 minutes. During these classes, 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 come by and visit, we would love to have you as a volunteer with us.  We can also always use additional supplies, please ask for a copy of the Art Materials wish list.

I look forward to hearing from you dietra.garden@bcsemail.org