In a world where art is slowly disappearing from school focus, Meadowbrook understands the importance of ensuring its inclusion in our elementary program. Manipulating a paintbrush improves fine motor skills. By experimenting with different materials, students dabble in science. Creating artwork helps learners to develop problem-solving skills. Art instruction helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. And, visual arts teach learners about color, layout, perspective, and balance- all techniques that are necessary for future presentations (visual, digital) of academic work.
The Meadowbrook Art curriculum is a favorite of Meadowbrook students. It is a place where you can find excitement, choices, voices, music, and smiles. And through all the sights and sounds, you'll find beautiful works of art being created by students in all grades.
Every grade works with a variety of mediums - crayons, markers, pencils, pastels, paints, and charcoal. Additionally, every student creates projects in printmaking, ceramics, and three-dimensional sculptures. Art history, social studies, and multicultural lessons are the common threads woven throughout the art program during a student’s time at Meadowbrook. Most often, lessons learned from art class are closely associated with studies from other subjects. All of the curricula are closely interwoven with classroom lessons. Hands-on activity through art is just another way to reinforce facts learned in the classroom.
An impressive art studio encourages creativity and artistic exploration. The school’s extensive art gallery, constantly updated with student work helps excite the students about their art. In addition to the on-campus art facilities, trips to The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts are just some of the wonderful places Meadowbrook students experience.
The art curriculum at the Meadowbrook School is a structured sequential program. Meadowbrook has established an inviting, exciting, and inspiring environment where students learn to be creative, seek individuality, and express their ideas through their artwork with unlimited possibilities. The art room is a place to feel free, relaxed and experimental. Students are encouraged to continue to improve their skills, their knowledge and their love of art. So why wait until college to have the first art history course? Have it at Meadowbrook in Preschool!