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Mr. Rob Mercer


Visual Arts at Alberta Smith Elementary School places an emphasis on cognitive, affective, sensory and motor development using a problem-solving approach.  Students learn that art is a personal expression, has value, teaches about other times and places and connects to other areas of learning. Students grow to understand that their works of art are unique and valuable.


The visual arts objectives are intended to support the following goals that will enable students to:

  • Select and use art media, subject matter, and symbols for expression and communication;
  • Know the elements of art and the principles of design and how they are used in the visual arts;
  • Solve visual arts problems with originality, flexibility, fluency, and imagination;
  • Understand the relationship of the visual arts to history, culture, and other fields of knowledge;
  • Use materials, methods, information, and technology in a safe and ethical manner;
  • Perceive, reflect upon, and evaluate the characteristics, purposes, and merits of their work and the work of others;
  • Identify, analyze, and apply criteria for making visual aesthetic judgments; and develop an aesthetic awareness and personal philosophy regarding nature, meaning, and value in the visual arts.