MRS. ROTHWELL

ABOUT THE ART PROGRAM

Central Boulevard's art program is designed to provide experiences in art in which the students will not only create art, but will also develop an awareness and appreciation of art and its place in our cultural heritage. An interdisciplinary approach to art activities is employed to introduce skills and experiences that utilize the students enthusiasm for discovery and inventiveness, to build a foundation for art expression, knowledge about art, art criticism and visual literacy. Through your child's active participation in the art program, they will be developing perceptual awareness and problem solving skills, as well as the exploring their creativity through a variety of media and ideas. The visual arts are an essential part of a comprehensive education. Please help us expand Central Boulevard's art program beyond the walls of the art room! Support and encourage your child's artistic expression!

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN ART

Your encouragement and support are the greatest gift your child has. Make sure he/she has a place to work and keep their materials out and accessible. Having the talent to create something is not so important as the process of creating. Nothing will stall him/her faster than having to put everything away every time his/her space is needed for something "more important." I tell the students that each and every one of them is an artist, but they must practice and try new things until they discover their "specialty" for themselves, be it in the visual arts or another art…writing, music, cooking, etc. Allowing your child the space to explore their creativity is essential to developing their abilities in the arts. Another very important element in becoming an artist is to create something every day (practice, practice and more practice). This will help your child to make all of those wonderful discoveries. Ask your child what they are learning about in art class. Take them to museums, draw with them, or ask them to teach you something. When you show children that you care, that is the best route to your child's success.

Vincent Van Gogh
"Starry Night"


News and happenings in the CBS Art Department.

"Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up." -Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso
"Girl with a Boat"

ART SAFARI
Take a "safari" through the Museum of Modern Art's collection of animals in art, make your own art and much more.

ART DETECTIVE
Click here to solve the case of Grandpa's missing painting! Be an art detective!

CRAYOLA
A really cool site where you can color, create artwork online, learn about artists and more!

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

 

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

 

HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART

Georgia O'Keefe
"Poppies"

 

Claude Monet
"Water-Lilies"

Henri Matisse
"Red Fish"

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