Art At Bancroft
The elementary visual arts department provides a program that allows students to express ideas and emotions, and develop creative problem solving skills. Our commitment is to help students expand their abilities to create, perform, and reflect in their art making and to broaden their understanding of cultural and historical connections to the arts. We believe in the importance of creating a positive learning environment where students can participate in a culture that fosters individuality, experimentation, and exploration of the visual arts now and throughout their lives.
In alignment with district goals of Andover Public Schools, learning in the art classroom highlights:
Collaboration --- Students will have the opportunity to work together, generate ideas, and express opinions while looking at and making art. Students will learn to develop good studio habits.
Creativity --- Students will be encouraged to invent new and original works of art and to build upon prior knowledge.
Critical Thinking --- Students will regularly make decisions about their own work through hands-on application, written, or oral reflection. Students will be engaged in inquiry-based learning that includes problem solving and group discussion to develop analytical and assessment skills.
Communication --- Students will take part in conversations to understand ideas around art making and art history, which will further help them build thinking, communication, and reflective skills.