A strong visual arts curriculum is not just important for students with specific talents in those areas, but has been shown to raise achievement for all students across the content areas. Sophisticated art lessons promote invention and uninhibited creativity.
Students will create artwork in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Each class will include an element of visual literacy (analyzing artwork or images). Students will be exposed to a wide range of materials, techniques, artists and cultures in the art class.
PS 527 is located near a handful of the best art museums in the world: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Arts and Design and The Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. These museums not only offer outstanding field trip opportunities and school partnerships, but they also offer constant inspiration for art lessons in the classroom.