The overall goals of the art program at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School are to motivate students to express themselves visually and creatively through artistic thought and action while they build a foundation of art knowledge and skills through the Elements of Art and Principles of Design:
The elementary art program enriches the entire curriculum in so many ways and at each grade level students will:
- Practice problem solving and critical thinking.
- Learn about history and culture through art.
- Learn to more effectively use their senses to explore the world.
- Use both verbal and nonverbal methods to express abstract ideas and emotions.
- Learn to trust their creative intelligence.
- Learn concepts and techniques that will give them control of the visual images they produce.
- Learn to identify aesthetic qualities in a variety of artwork and in the environment.
- Learn the language of visual art so that they have a precise vocabulary in which to express their ideas.
Art education is for all students. It provides learning opportunities for the artistically talented, as well as for students who may never produce art outside the classroom. In whichever category your child is in, art class will be a learning, encouraging and enriching part of your child’s day.
Meet the Instructor
Mrs. Parisian holds a BFA in Design Graphics and has worked for over twelve years as a Graphic Artist in New York City. As a Young Rembrandt’s Teacher of five years, she has taught budding artists throughout several elementary schools in Bucks County how to draw. Currently, she is the Art Teacher at St. Ignatius of Antioch in Yardley and prior to that taught art for two years at Queen of Angels in Willow Grove. Mrs. Parisian believes that nurturing self-expression through the arts is an essential part of a child’s education. Being able to pass on her love of art and seeing the joy it brings to her students, has been most rewarding and something she looks forward to everyday.