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Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School


Our Art program actively engages students in exploring different kinds of subject matter, topics, themes, and metaphors. Students understand and use sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive images to communicate their own ideas in works of art. The students use a variety of art materials, processes, mediums, and techniques, and use appropriate technologies for creating and exhibiting visual artworks. The third grade students visit many lands to become culturally and socially knowledgeable about their own community and the world they live in. They dive into projects from Japan, China, and Mexico making dragons, fish kites, and “Calaveras”. Students study artists and sculptors from around the world. The fourth grade students study cubism, impressionism, expressionism, and pop art and study artists. The fifth grade students continue to learn about different artists and artistic styles. Students are introduced to many mediums, such as, celluclay, wire, and grid drawing. Interdisciplinary and character education projects continue to be part of the art curriculum.