Art Curriculum

The mission of Art at Saint Rose is to encourage the thoughtful creation of meaningful and/or beautiful work utilizing their imagination and skill. The Art Studio focuses on student choice through the use of the Studio Habits of Mind.

The Studio Habits of Mind provides a framework in which “Everyone is an Artist”. It allows every student to create meaningful work while growing confidence in their artistic ability. The Studio Habits of Mind include:

  • Observe
  • Envision
  • Develop Craft
  • Stretch and Explore
  • Express
  • Engage and Persist
  • Reflect
  • Understand Art Community

We believe art class is important to the whole child; it is hands-on, has immediate rewards, focuses on positive achievements, develops concrete products, and fosters collaboration. The arts provide many opportunities to show off and demonstrate students’ skills through authentic performance. The arts enable children to grow in confidence and learn how to think positively about themselves and learning.