Arts Alive! At Theodore Judah, art is essential. Our Arts Alive! Program brings arts instruction every student at Judah. Students receive one art lesson from his/her parent Art Docent every other week (thank you Art Docents!).
The PTA pays maintain our Art Bungalow, keep our art supplies stocked, and also pays the salaries of our two Arts Alive! Coordinators Matilda Elliott-Farrowand Karrie Figiel.
Matilda and Karrie keep our Art Bungalow organized, manage our art supplies, and provide guidance to our parent volunteer Art Docents.
Arts Alive! complements our state curriculum, to bring a richer understanding of the arts and build skills children will carry into everyday life.
With a focus on elements of Common Core, our Arts Alive! curriculum includes:
Art Vocabulary: All of our art lessons will introduce age and grade appropriate arts vocabulary. As our students move through the year and grades, this vocabulary will be continuously built upon and allow for a broadening of both their written and verbal skills.
Material Use and Proficiency: Lessons also focus on the development of their proficiency with the tools of art. Age appropriate skills involving scissors, pencils, paintbrushes, and other typical art supplies will built upon as well as they go through the grades at Theodore Judah.
Art Principles: The Arts Alive program was developed with parent volunteer Art Docents. They have brought a richness of the applied arts, crafts, ceramics as well as the traditional visual arts. A coordination of lesson planning will now allow for a true “laddering” of art principles to be experienced through the years we have our students. Principles, such as Color Theory, Pattern and Line, 1 and 2 Point Perspective will be introduced and expanded on throughout the grades.
Being creative: Theodore Judah’s Arts Alive program offers a great exploration of how to be creative and starts students on the path of both learning and expressing themselves artistically.