Art in Action
Art In Action is a comprehensive visual-arts curriculum that we offer to students in grades K-8.
Through this program students are exposed to the art of the Masters and art from cultures around the world. They learn how to analyze art, and are provided the opportunity to create their own unique masterpieces. This program is offered through parent volunteers who come to the school and support teachers by presenting age appropriate lessons.
The multifaceted lessons develop students’ critical-thinking skills, creativity, visual literacy, as well as self-esteem. Every lesson includes an open-ended discussion designed to help students carefully observe a work of art and analyze it, supporting their own ideas with evidence and listening to the ideas of others.
All lessons are aligned with National Visual Arts Standards and are easily aligned with Common Core and other subject areas of the curriculum.
Our school hallways and stairwells are often decorated with the beautiful artwork of St. Catherine of Siena Students!