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Subjects Taught
Visual Arts

Elementary School

The North Haven elementary art program provides students with a rich foundation in art. The program incorporates the National Art Education Standards, Connecticut Standards for the Visual Arts, a Discipline Based Art Education philosophy (DBAE), and North Haven's goals for art education.
Students in grades K-5 work in media such as crayon, paint, clay, print-making, paper maché, and collage and master skills such as cutting, pasting, painting, etc. Lessons integrate classroom themes in language arts, social studies, and science,while incorporating art history, aesthetics, and art criticism.
The curriculum for each grade level is designed to nurture students' creativity and problem-solving skills. In class students use a variety of media (materials), apply the elements and principles of art to their work, respond with appropriate vocabulary and evaluate the outcome of their work and the work of others.
The goal of the elementary art educators is to provide students the opportunity to observe and make rational judgements about art and the world around them. Above all, we hope students will learn about, enjoy and appreciate creating and viewing art.
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