Every child is an artist. The
problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. -
Pablo Picasso Spanish Cubist painter (1881-1973)
The art program at South Anna Elementary
school is designed to:
Provide students with an opportunity to
express their unique thoughts, ideas, and emotions
Teach a wide range of art techniques
such as drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, and
Make connections to history, math,
science, and literature
Allow students to discover different
cultures and respond to the world around them
Help each student to achieve success
Art is Important!
A PhotoStory by Mrs. Parfitt and SAES
read an article listing ten reasons your child needs art in the
What can you do to encourage your child's
interest in art:
Display your child's
artwork proudly. Whether it's stuck on the
refrigerator or matted and framed, your child will know that
you value their work.
Instead of asking "What
is it?" encourage your child to talk about their art by
simply saying "Tell me about this." Not all children
have developed the motor skills required to draw
realistically, but they all have unique ideas and reasons
for making choices in their artwork.
Provide art supplies for
your child to use at home. Even inexpensive crayons
and paper can give your child an outlet for creative energy.
Visit a local museum or
gallery. It's a great way to spend a rainy day
and it's free!