The Elementary School art program is designed to reach all students and offer them a broad range of experiences and activities. While supporting the New York State Standards for the Arts, as well as the National Standards, art instruction is based on the elements and principles of art. Students are exposed to creative opportunities in various mediums and areas of self-expression, which are enriched further with art history and the works of accomplished artists. Students learn how to identify, analyze, and select subject matter. Students learn to critique and assess their own work as well as the work of others. The art program is an integral part of the elementary interdisciplinary curriculum and plays a significant role in community activities. Student artwork is exhibited and celebrated in our annual Spring Arts Festival. All student artwork is added to personal online interactive portfolios, which are created in kindergarten and remain active through 8th grade.