Winthrop Middle School Visual Arts

Welcome

Lisa Gilman

Winthrop Middle School

400 Rambler Road

Winthrop, ME 04364

1-207-377-2249 Ext. 4021

lgilman@winthropschools.org

Sophie Blanco, 2017

Winner of Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2017

Tanner Frost, 2018

Festival of the Arts

Annual Art Show

May 8th, 2018

Winthrop Grade School

5 to 7 p.m.

Most 3-dimensional work is only on display that evening.

Art work will come home after the show. This is why art work does not come home until late in the year.

Snow Shoe Art 2018 with Jason Cote

Philosophy

The Winthrop Middle School Art curriculum is a program designed to meet the needs of all learners. Each grade level focuses on certain skills. A varied approach to Visual Arts education allows for each student to be successful in one or more art media. Exploring various mediums is key to offering students multiple ways to be solve problems and complete tasks. Craftsmanship is developed through daily art making in conjunction with helping students understand the choices they create. Students need to be challenged to give their best. Daily informal assessments help students think through the art making process.

"Joyous as it may be, the act of creating art demands enormous self-discipline that can and will teach students to learn how to handle frustration and failure in pursuit of their idea. It requires setting goals, generating several options, selecting a strategy, determining how to apply it, and continuously making assessments and revisions –in other words, thinking and solving problems. It is the human mind operation at its very best."

From “On Self-Discipline,” by the National Art Education Association