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Art

Art

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Research has consistently proven that music and art education build vital critical thinking skills in children. At Silver Oak, all our students have access to art.

 

Kindergarten - 6th Grades

Arts Attack, a video-based art curriculum system, is used in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This program is designed to teach each child how to express themselves through art and see and experience the world in different ways. The language of art, like the language of words, requires the learning of skills and concepts that will allow the free flow of expression. The goals of ARTS ATTACK are to teach the elements and principles of art and drawing in a developmental and sequential way, as well as to study the art of other artists, cultures and historical periods.

 

4th - 6th Grades

Upper grade students participate in two additional art programs.

  • Our 4th - 6th graders' art program is managed through the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) Residency program. Students participate in a six week program with resident artist, Mr. Stuart, to learn and create their art pieces through the Studio Arts program. Teachers claim our kids will not miss school on a day that Mr. Stuart is teaching!
  • Through the Evergreen Elementary School District, an art teacher visits our 4th through 6th graders on a weekly basis.

With the exception of the weekly art teacher, all of our art programs are funded through the generosity of our parents' donations to Silver Oak PTO. These additional funds enhance our students’ arts experiences throughout each school year. PTO also funds the necessary art supplies to provide each student an outstanding art experience.