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Primary Schools Art Program

The art program at Scarborough's primary schools provides students the opportunity to understand and appreciate the visual arts and to explore their creative potential through a variety of hands-on art projects. Students learn about the world of art and artists through exploration of art materials, developing an understanding of art concepts (line, shape, color, texture, form and design) and looking at art from various time periods and cultures.

The art curriculum is intended to enable children to find new ways of communication and self-expression and feel comfortable with their own forms of artistic expression. As students learn to recognize, talk about and work with art, they will develop an understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts that will continue throughout their lives.

children's painting
Examples of the visual arts curriculum: