The SPS Visual Arts Curriculum is taught by a Golden Apple-Award winning teacher. It is designed to encourage experimentation and personal expression while isolating and developing the specific artistic talents of each individual student. All students attend a weekly Visual Arts class and also benefit from multiple exhibit opportunities.
Highlights of the curriculum include:
- Use of various media and techniques in the creation of visual art
- Study of world masters and opportunity to create individual art replicating those styles (Picasso, van Gogh, etc.)
- Study of basic art elements and design principles and how they work together
- Study of visual arts’ important relationship to history and culture
- Development of art assessment skills and lifelong appreciation for the Fine Arts
- Opportunity to help create and paint set pieces for the Middle School Musical
- Opportunity for additional art time during recess
- Study of connections between the visual arts and other disciplines.
- Annual Art Exhibits
- Catholic Schools Week “Glow Room" - a glow-in-the-dark exhibit featuring the art of all SPS students Grades 1-8
- Diocese of Pittsburgh Student Art Exhibit – three-day weekend exhibit hosted by SPS and featuring top student artwork from several area Catholic schools