The Art Department in the Pelham School District stimulates critical thinking skills, encourages innovation, develops aesthetic awareness, provides opportunities for self expression, promotes cultural awareness and instills a love and respect for Art among students K-12.
Through exploration of various art materials and rich aesthetic experiences, our goal is to provide a comprehensive program that will allow students an opportunity to develop a voice through their art, learn about Art in our world and make cultural connections through Art making and Art learning.
The K-5 Art Curriculum is an ongoing sequential process which provides a visually stimulating environment where students are encouraged to perceive, create, understand and appreciate art. The Art curriculum is guided by the NYS Learning Standards for the Arts and is linked to other areas in the curriculum.
Our curriculum prepares students for 21st century learning by engaging them in artmaking processes which stimulate critical thinking skills, provide opportunity for self expression, and rich aesthetic experiences.
We provide a learning environment to investigate art materials, technology, and resources. We build art appreciation through exploring and reflecting upon the elements of global art history and cultures. Our students exercise various concepts and skills through the production of artwork. The elementary art program not only provides the necessary foundation for students to continue within Pelham’s rich and diverse art opportunities throughout the middle and high school grade levels, but also offers unique avenues of art expression and appreciation for all children.
Elementary Art Faculty
The Pelham Middle School Art Department strives to provide opportunities for exploration, expression and creative decision making in an environment that encourages students to tap into their innate creative potential. Through developmentally appropriate and differentiated art challenges in a variety of media, students develop problem-solving skills and aesthetic awareness to be communicated through the lens of their own experience. Learning about art throughout history and the art of other cultures further inspires students to discover their own artistic voice in our world. Students will also learn the relevance of art skills and art knowledge, as it relates to the real world and practical application. These important elements of the curriculum are synonymous with the framework of the IB middle years program.
We believe all students have the potential to develop their artistic abilities and create meaningful works of art. Our mission is to stimulate critical thinking skills, provide opportunities for self-expression and give students a comprehensive program of rich aesthetic experiences that will allow them to exercise their imaginations and come to a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Lori Amer - Middle School
Kaycee Cherashore - Fine Art, Photography, AP Art History
William Doyle - Fine Art, Architecture
Devon Fallon - Fine Art, Art Coordinator
Christina Levi - Fine Art
Rebecca Schwarz - Fine Art, Yearbook Production and Print
Jane Wals - Graphic Design, Animation