• Art Education Philosophy and Goals

    Art plays a pivotal role in the overall development of young students. Fine motor and critical thinking skills are important tools for future success. The preschool art program for DPS focuses on teaching children the basics of art to establish their technical abilities and express their creativity. Thirty minute, weekly sessions encourage and strengthen skills such as cutting, gluing, following instructions, and color theory.  Working closely with the classroom teachers reinforces lessons learned in the classroom and fosters better understanding. Children are encouraged to make choices that showcase their knowledge yet highlight their personal style.  The goal is to have children proficient in basic art concepts so they can excel as they go forward.