The art program at the School of Saint Mary is based on four interrelated content areas: aesthetic perception, creative artistic expression, art history and art criticism. Learning in each area supports and improves learning in the other area.

Topics introduced in the early grades are reintroduced in later grades, but studied in greater depth or in new contexts and relationships. The art program has three objectives: to create art, to look at art, and to live with art.


Grades K through 8

  • Identify and communicate using a variety of visual art terms.
  • Recognize the development of visual art from a historical and cultural perspective.
  • Observe, select, and utilize a variety of ideas and subject matter in creating original works of art.
  • Appreciate and utilize art to make interdisciplinary connections and informed aesthetic decisions.

Special events and activities

  • Art show