Elements and Principles of Design
Contemporary Art Education is based on four disciplines: (1) art production, (2) art history, (3) criticism/analysis and (4) aesthetics. These disciplines will be presented and used in every lesson. Art educators are now aware that while creating art (art production) is still very important in the development of elementary students that lesson plans include the study of art from the past and from other cultures (art history), analyzing the student's own work and that of others (criticism/analysis) and discussing different standards of beauty (aesthetics).
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
Cross-Content Workplace Readiness Standards
The Wandell School Art program is designed in accordance with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) and Cross-Content Workplace Readiness Standards (CCWRS). It will focus on the following:
(1) Develop carreer planning and workplace readiness skills.
(2) Use information, technology, and other tools.
(3) Use critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.
(4) Demonstrate self-management skills.
(5) Apply safety principles.