Several times during the week the children will work on individual an individual art project with a teacher and a small group of children at a table. This guided art project will most likely coincide with the theme of the week. Art projects are a valuable teaching tool as we work on listening and following instructions, fine motor skills, logic (what comes next? does this look right? could I do it a different way?) When we do an art project we value that process rather than the final product. We help guess the experience but allow allow creativity along the way.
In March, Gateway will host an Art Show. Teachers will save approximately 10 projects throughout the year to have on display for the art show. This is a great event to invite family and friends to attend, as our students take such pride in their work and love to show it off.
The following photos were taken at a previous art show. We proudly display approximately 1000 pieces of art and have several hundred visitors attend the event.