Visual Arts

At Charlottesville Catholic School we believe that an education in the arts is essential to the growth and development of our students. The sequential art curriculum for grades K-8 utilizes a concept–based curriculum rooted in the four disciplines:

  • art production
  • art history
  • art criticism
  • aesthetics

By focusing on enduring ideas – broad, important human issues – we endeavor to engage students in deeper levels of thinking.

CCS students are given the opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, purposeful decision making and technical ability. In the classroom you will find that original art production and independent problem solving is encouraged. Principles of design are taught as tools to be used to effectively communicate meaning. Collaborative learning opportunities and cross-curricular instruction are important elements of our program – providing our students with an integrated learning experience.