Art Literacy is a volunteer-driven, district-wide program
of Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE). Throughout the
school year, volunteers give classroom presentations which use a
particular artist's work as a starting point to teach art history, art
appreciation and criticism, vocabulary, and technique. We try to
develop a more technical appreciation for how art is done, how it fits
into its time, place, and concurrent events, and how and why a given
piece of artwork evokes certain reactions. We reinforce the lesson with
a hands-on project. At the end of the school year volunteers
prepare an art portfolio for students in their class that
feature their work and information on each artist.
The Art Literacy Program at Errol Hassell is a wonderful way for your child to travel back in the history of art in order to enhance their mind of the various places throughout the world that have inspired numerous artists. These aritists have used philosphy, history and culture to influence their work and we hope that this program encourages your child's imagination.