The Inly Visual Arts program seeks to foster creativity, problem solving, and self-expression as it relates to each child's level of development from toddler to middle school. Art lessons use a variety of auditory, kinesthetic, and visual components. Students are encouraged to experience the art process as each concept is presented utilizing a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials to help them truly absorb and understand the lesson's objectives. Lessons include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage making, and print making.
Lower Elementary students will recognize and understand concepts of line/shape/form:
how a connection of point becomes a line,
• how a 2-D shape becomes a 3-D shape-as in sculpture,
• how a closed line of points becomes a line-showing movement, edges, and
• expressing feelings.
Students will recognize and understand concepts of color:
• color terms and definitions: hue, value, shade, chroma, primary, secondary, and intermediate colors,
• monochromatic/complementary colors, and
• color wheel: the colors and sequences.
Students will recognize and understand concepts of texture:
• surface variations-implied or actual markings,
• sense varying texture by touch and sight,
• describe textures with words, and
• create a variety of textures.
Students will recognize and understand basic patterns of organization:
• sequence, and
• universal basic structures: radial, spiral, dendritic/branching, orbital, gradient, mosaic, modular chain, grid, waves closure, symmetry, and rhythm.
Students will recognize whole-to-part relationships:
• process of reduction of whole to parts,
• process of construction of parts to a whole,
• grouping by similarities and differences, and
• spatial awareness-positive and negative space.
Students will recognize and understand the processes of change:
• sequential process,
• relationships between objects and symbols before and after change occurs,
• transformation, and
• cycles of nature and time.