Art – Grade 1-4
The elementary school art curriculum is integrated with the social studies curriculum, holidays and celebrations of the school. Students make art and craft projects to depict themselves, make ornaments, masks, kites, and artifacts that represent multicultural holidays. Students will understand the various elements of art, explore and learn different art techniques, learn art history and do related projects.
Art – Grade 5-8
The middle school art curriculum at CHP is designed to further their artistic education by understanding various elements of art (line, color, form, texture). They will also become proficient in principles of design, understanding proportion and unity. Students will explore and learn different art techniques, learn art history and do related projects. Students will be able to understand the importance of historical artwork in relation to their own lives. Students will be exposed to expressionalism, realism and other artistic theories. Students will also create a portfolio of their own creative work using digital photography and allied technologies.
Digital Art – Upper Elementary School and Middle School students also get to learn digital art such that they can use the skills learnt to make presentations and express their thoughts visually
From September through November, grades 1 through 8 are visiting Grounds for Sculpture. Grounds for Sculpture is a magical place that incorporates historical and contemporary art into the scenic landscape and architecture. This art field trip allows students to see the difference between a photograph of an artwork and seeing the artwork in person.
Ellen Callahan, CHP Middle School Teacher / Social Studies, began her story many years ago as a seed planted in another time waiting to take root and grow. In the early ‘80s, she began her journey as an educator working with physically and intellectually challenged children. It was hard work, and the children often made very minimal progress. However, the rewards far outweighed the obstacles....