Hermosa Montessori's Art Programs

Art is essential, from birth on, in the environment of the child. It is a way of approaching life, of moving, seeing, thinking, and speaking. We cannot "teach" a child to be an artist, but we can support the child to patiently unfold, develop, and benefit from the creativity within them.

Hermosa Montessori Art Curriculum

The Hermosa Montessori elementary art curriculum guides children to discover, explore and enjoy a variety of art mediums. Students experience lessons in painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, papermaking, multicultural projects, art history, and computer graphics. Lessons are presented appropriately for the age and stage of student development. Student art projects combine many skills and follow sequential steps. In painting, the children learn about line, shape, texture, and color mixing. This may result in a painting in the style of Georgia O'Keefe, or a collage in the style of Matisse. Children love to work clay with their hands so Hermosa also offers a full ceramic instruction program. Ceramic projects are glazed and fired from 1st through 6th grade. By sixth grade, this can result in a three dimensional encaustic wall piece in the style of geometric abstraction.

Hermosa Montessori Art Lessons

Hermosa art lessons are designed to compliment the core academic curriculum. For example, when 4th grade students are studying Asia, children complete a handmade paper project, learn the history of paper, draw Chinese dragons on their paper and write a poem about their dragons. Fifth year students studying botany create handmade books from their onsite drawings and collections.

Hermosa student artwork is always on display in the classrooms which results in a tremendous pride as well as curiosity about other's creations. Hermosa students also have many opportunities during the year to display their art work at school festivals and exhibitions.

Learn more about Hermosa's Art, Music, and other Enrichment programs offered in conjunction with our curriculum by clicking on the links to the right.

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Art

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Music

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Choir

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Musical Theatre

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Physical Education and Cross Country

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Chess

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After School Science

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Additional Electives

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