Art Display Cases
The Old Town Triangle Association awarded Lincoln Elementary a grant to purchase display cases. By purchasing display cases, we strive to infuse our school with student work and 1) show the connection between the arts and the "core" content, 2) promote the humanities-based curriculum as an integral component of our school culture, 3) as visitors tour the school they learn that the arts are infused in the curriculum in their neighborhood school and 4) promote a positive climate in our school. The grant allowed us to purchase two tall (72") display cases and three counter height (40") display cases,which are located in our middle staircases.
The display cases showcase work from all grade levels, K-8. The focus for these cases is 3-dimensional art work, but we may at times include 2-dimensional work, depending on what projects we have to display at any given time. Student writings based on the artwork will be displayed as well. The display cases are a wonderful accompaniment to the artwork that is featured all over the school.
Lincoln Elementary School is extremely grateful to the Old Town Triangle Association for its continued support! Their generous donation allows the school to maintain its vision of promoting a humanities-based curriculum.
The Lincoln School Art Program addresses all the principles and elements of art. The well-rounded program is integrated into the core subject areas.
The program is dedicated to a combination of methods, theories, techniques, aesthetics, and art history. Students use a wide range of materials and processes such as clay, color, sculpture, printmaking, bookmaking, painting, drawing, architecture, graphic design, mosaic, paper making, and fiber arts. In addition to producing art, each technique integrates geography, an historical period, and/or specific artists. The art production process is integrated into field trips and assemblies and extends beyond the classroom and into the home and community.
Our annual Art Fair is a special event where all students have an opportunity to display and share their work with the school community. When possible, the Art Department supports programs that bring artists and artwork to the school.
Students may work on long-term assignments that require planning and commitment. Projects offer students choices and allow them to take ownership of their ideas and creative works. As students move from grade to grade, they are taught to look at art with a more critical and more informed eye.
Banner photos: (C) 2015 Josh Pabst, www.joshpabstphoto.com.