Hillside Art Program
Hillside School’s art curriculum challenges students to be well cultured and creative. All Hillside, students from preschool to third grade are exposed to a diverse curriculum, in which they will not only learn about art but they will also experience a wide range of art media.
Hillside art students will be exposed to the art elements of line, color, shape, texture, value and space and a great amount of art history. They will create sketches, drawings, paintings, collages, and prints. In addition, we have a kiln and a ceramic program in which students will work hands on to create their own ceramic art objects.
With the aid of SMART Board technology, our students have access to the largest art museum in the world, the World Wide Web. For example, Hillside students will have virtual insights into artist's studios, museums, even virtual tours of the prehistoric wall paintings of the caves of Lascaux inFrance. In third grade, Hillside students participate, direct, edit and exhibit a video art project, which will be presented to the community in May, at our annual schoolwide art show. A great example of art with 21st century technology.
With the motto that “everyone is an artist”, the Hillside art program challenges our students to bring out their creativity and to apply it to their everyday lives.