The Homestead Schoolhouse values the importance of Art and appreciates the benefits it brings to young children’s development. We have an extensive Visual Arts program for all classes (weekly for the 4/5 class, bi-monthly for the 3/4 class and monthly for the 2.5/3 class), taught by Ms. Gina Biehl, a former Visual Arts elementary school teacher.
The Visual Arts curriculum focuses on teaching the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, form, space, value), using varieties of mediums, exploring Art History and most importantly, cultivating personal expression. We value process over product and encourage the students to be creative, unique and express their own opinions.
We also use the Visual Arts to enhance the monthly themes as much as possible. For example, during Career Month our students become shoe designers, landscape architects, furniture designers and tailors.