All students in Kindergarten through grade 8 attend art classes. Our program focuses on the following essential outcomes: Art Production (creative thinking skills), Art History, Art Criticism (critical thinking skills), and Reflection / Self-Assessment (communication skills). Projects often combine independent creativity with group collaboration. Students in the lower grades learn to look at art, talk about it, and discover ways to express themselves through a variety of media including paint, collage, masks, weaving and ceramics. Building on these skills, older students explore activities such as drawing, sculpture, computer graphics, and printmaking. Beyond scheduled art classes, small groups of students have opportunities to participate in art-technology and resource classes which integrate art with classroom studies.