In the Elizabeth Public Schools, we pride ourselves in enriching our students by providing a creative atmosphere through our Visual Arts Program. You will find that in all of our schools the Art Curriculum supports the integration of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies to meet todays rigorous standards of the Common Core.
Art is an important means of self-expression. The New Jersey Performance Standards for Visual Arts builds opportunities for children to develop innate sensibilities through making and studying art. As students are guided through visual, tactile, and manipulative art experiences, they build important mental constructs. The standards guide development of the students' technical abilities and higher-order thinking skills. This sequenced, developmentally appropriate set of standards for elementary art has been designed to develop aesthetic understanding, creative thinking, perceptual awareness, artistic skills and knowledge, historical and cultural context, critical analysis, and connections to other disciplines.