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Art

Art is not apart; it is a continuum within which we all participate. All children from Nursery through Sixth Grade come to the Art Room for a dedicated art curriculum, designed for children to grow as artists, as problem-solvers, as thoughtful members of our community.

Approach

Throughout the years, all students develop an artistic vocabulary. They are introduced to a range of artists, from the masters to contemporary artists—with a thorough investigation of cultural art—which allows them to become familiar with art history, art movements and art criticism. Within each unit of study, the students look at artworks that support the concepts and vocabulary taught in that unit. They have opportunities to describe, analyze, interpret and critique works of art. Through this process they learn to recognize and describe the art elements— form, line, shape, color, texture, space, value—and art principles—emphasis, balance, harmony, variety, movement, rhythm, proportion, unity—used in the individual pieces.

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On Friday, the talented team at #theabriolacompany put the finishing touches on our renewed Playbarn. We’re excited to welcome back everyone that’s been missing it!
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The Miquon Sixth Grade has been researching the history and legacy of Lowell mills. The class set up a scenario in which this research was conducted by contemporaneous journalists for The Miquon Herald, who so impressed the editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer that their stories were re-run in The Inquirer. It’s all very interesting! Link to the special edition of “The Inquirer” in bio—enjoy!
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Branching out…
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That kind of feeling…
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This interesting article recommends a model of an outdoor, playful, engaged elementary school across America—sounds a lot like Miquon!
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Your gift today—Giving Tuesday—will support Miquon’s amazing teachers. They are the heart of Miquon, no matter where we may find ourselves.
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Every child has the opportunity to observe, reflect, take risks, make mistakes, be playful, and have fun. Children have the opportunity to express themselves confidently through their art, and to know that this expression is a valuable and necessary component of a healthy community. More important than any academic consideration is this: our children make art. This ʻlearning by doingʼ is the central and guiding ideal at Miquon. In the Art Room, it forms the foundation and the core of all that we do.

More about the Art Curriculum

At Miquon, we believe that students establish mastery at different times and in their own way. For that reason, The Art Curriculum Skills and Concepts are less specific than a traditional scope and sequence.

Want to delve deeper?  There’s even more detail available in the annual Art Curriculum Report.

Other Art Happenings at Miquon

The Art Room is often open and available at Choice Time for students to come in and work on existing projects, or begin new ones. Each spring, the Art and Science Show is an event that showcases work from every child in the school. The art presentation is curated by the students and the art teacher for parents to view in exhibition format.

Art Blog

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Art Teacher Nicole Batchelor: I believe that every child is an artist, and that the world needs artists in order to remain healthy and vibrant. Art is a process that allows students to explore and experiment with a variety of materials as they create. It empowers them to come to their own conclusions and understanding of what one can do with these materials. Every child should have the opportunity to observe, reflect, take risks, make mistakes, be playful and have fun. My greatest hope is to be a facilitator to each of my students as they continue along their individual paths. I want each child to be able to express themselves confidently through their art, and to know that this expression is a valuable and necessary component of a healthy community.

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