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                                     Ms. Laura Meehan
 The goal of the art department is to educate, motivate, and stimulate each child to their full potential through the arts.  The art curriculum is designed to develop students’ understanding and application of the art elements (line, shape, form, color, value, space, and texture) and principles (pattern, contrast, emphasis, rhythm, balance, unity, and movement).  There is a natural progression from sixth through eighth grade where skills and concepts are developed to a higher level of understanding.  Cultures, artists, interdisciplinary lessons, and connections to everyday life are explored through the visual arts.