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mountains.jpgThe students at the Kennedy-Longfellow attend art class once a week for 45 minutes. Throughout the year students will have the opportunity to explore using different materials and art concepts. Each new lesson plan will connect to the elements and principals of art; line, shape, form, color, value, texture, space, balance, proportion, rhythm, and composition. Students will be encouraged to use creative problem solving, critical thinking and self-expression. Art is a great place to make connections to the curriculum being addressed in other subject areas as well as the world around us.

The Kindergarten Art Curriculum
The major content themes used in the Kindergarten art curriculum include identity, community, narrative, and visual culture, with connections to the classroom curriculum as additional possible themes.

The students work on the Studio Habits of Mind established by Project Zero at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. The Habits of Mind include:

  • develop craft
  • engage and persist
  • envision
  • express
  • observe
  • reflect
  • stretch and explore
  • understand the art world

Cambridge Creativity Commons
art_content.jpgOur school is located nearby the 
Cambridge Creativity Commons, the working artist’s studio of Cambridge Artist Dorothy Arnold, who regularly opens her studio and gallery space to school groups from around the city.