Welcome to our art department at Cold Harbor Elementary School.
The art room at Cold Harbor is a wonderful
place for students, preschool through grade five, to be creative while
they learn. Students come to art classes once a week and receive
instruction in art production, art history, art criticism, and
aesthetics. Students' lessons are designed to build one upon the
other in a consistent and cumulative manner within each grade level as
well as one grade level to the next.
The art program at Cold
Harbor also contributes these strong educational benefits to all
Art Across the Curriculum
reinforces and brings to life what students learn in other subjects
through a unique and cooperative effort between the art teacher and
classroom teachers. Specifically, children are encouraged to
create, read, write, and talk about art as they discover the value of
visual arts and their relationship to classroom subjects;
gives students a
deeper understanding of multi-cultural values and beliefs as well as an
appreciation for the history of humanity;
lives by teaching sensitivity to beauty and order;
creative problem-solving and critical thinking abilities by looking,
touching, and talking about their surroundings and experiences;
allows children to
explore their world through visual symbols and express
ideas through creative images. They not only develop basic art
skills, they also learn a special vocabulary and interpret the meaning
of works of art.
the school year, the art department is involved with many special
programs that bring family, school and community together. Student
artwork is always on display throughout the hallways at Cold Harbor.
Parent volunteer help on a regular basis with school displays and
matting artwork for exhibits. Occasionally, there are family art
nights to celebrate Youth Art Month.
Other opportunities for the
display of artwork include: the Hanover County School Board Office
Exhibit, the Hanover Arts and Science Festival, and art exhibits at
It is the
desire of Cold Harbor Elementary to provide a program that encourages
creative thinking, a willingness to experiment and an appreciation for
artistic ventures throughout life.
Thank you for
your continued support of the arts at Cold Harbor.