Elementary Art

Visual Arts

All students at CCS receive weekly visual art instruction from a certified art specialist.

The Elementary program is exploratory and conceptual in nature. Children are able to explore a variety of thinking processes, art forms, materials and techniques, and sources for inspiration such as observation, memory, and imagination. Students look at, talk and write about art from different cultures and times, as well as their own art and art of peers. Students use creative, critical and design thinking processes to solve problems or challenges to make meaning of their world.

By examining their own lives and experiences, our students can consider the enduring ideas from a personal perspective. Students need personal connections to make their ideas worth pursuing. Some of the enduring ideas explored by our elementary students include the following:


  • Self/Personal Roles
  • Feelings
  • Family
  • Stories
  • Home
  • Traditions
  • Community
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Faith


  • Culture
  • Relationships
  • Symbols
  • Empathy
  • Change
  • Interdependence
  • Connections
  • Communication
  • Traditions
  • Point of View