Art

The Art program encourages students to express themselves by utilizing their artistic and creative talents. The program emphasizes the elements of art, artistic perception, art history and appreciation and aesthetics, as well as ways of integrating visual and creative thinking. All students from K through 8th Grade are scheduled for one art period per week. Students learn how to use a variety of media, techniques, and styles effectively. All of the unique and expressive artwork of our students is proudly displayed throughout the art room and the school building.

Welcome to the art and theater programs that encourage students to express themselves by utilizing their artistic and creative talents!

VISUAL ARTS

Art classes:  Are essential in order to provide children with the skills to allow them to create in an environment that supports their artistic journey.

  • Kindergarten through 8th grade receive one full 50 minute period per week

Displays: Create an opportunity for building student pride and self-esteem through art appreciation. 

  • Art Room
  • School hallways
  • Art Auction
  • Fine Arts Fair/STEAM
  • Church

Contests: Encourage students to explore new opportunities and build self confidence. 

  • Tablet/Newspaper 
  • Book design
  • Cake decorating
  • Community contests 

Media, techniques and styles: Expand students’ artistic repertoire.

  • Painting, sketch, sculpture, 
  • Illustrations, portraits, two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawing, design perspective
  • Pastel, clay, ink, mixed media, 
  • Renaissance, Abstract, Surrealism, Expressionism, Modern, Post Modern
  • Computer Art,  iPads, chrome books, new media, and photography

Portfolio Preparation is available for 8th graders

  • Art history art appreciation 
  • Careers in art

THEATER ARTS

In conjunction with the music coordinator, theater arts are offered to grades four, six, and eight.

  • Stop Motion Film—fourth grade
  • Play writing and stage reading—sixth grade 
  • Shakespearean play performance—eighth grade 

At Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy a Masterpiece is .  . . within each student.

A message from our Art teacher:

Welcome to the Art Program at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and give you a brief overview of our Art Program.

My name is Ms. Marina D’Andrea and I have been the art teacher here since 2006. I truly enjoy teaching visual arts at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy and look forward to working with your children. The Art Program encourages students to express themselves by utilizing their artistic and creative talents.

I emphasize the elements of art, artistic perception, art history and appreciation, aesthetics as well as ways of integrating visual and creative thinking. All students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade are scheduled for one art period per week. Students learn how to use a variety of media, techniques, and styles effectively in works of art. All of the unique and expressive artwork of our students is proudly displayed throughout the Art Room and the school building.

The Art Room has its own computer and the use of iPads. The students can view artwork from famous artists as well as create with technology. Many of the art lessons are integrated with classroom curriculum. Our school participates in the Arts in Residency Program, several art contests and church celebrations throughout the year.

The Art Program is beautifully showcased in the Annual Art Auction. We believe art serves as an important tool that fosters a child’s artistic growth, self expression and esteem.