Art Studio at MSOSV

visual arts at msosv

The art lessons in this Art Studio Program are designed to intro­duce and to develop some fun­da­men­tal art and prac­ti­cal life skills. It is a process of explo­ration of some basic art media and tech­niques, such as paint­ing on an easel, using watercolor and tempura paint.  The children practice draw­ing with col­ored pen­cils, sketching as well as finger-painting.  They will work with clay, become familiar with the clay, building objects. The younger children learn about Art Stu­dio envi­ron­ment, prac­tice set up and clean up their work­ing place  and take care of art mate­ri­als.

visual art at msosv

As the children grow and continue through primary, they will begin to show capability to develop their skills with different art mediums.   They begin refining their movement with drawing, – the pres­sure of the pen­cil, the vari­ety of line and shapes, value and inten­sity of col­ors. They cre­ate their own con­cepts and under­stand the impact of their hand on other sur­faces includ­ing clay. They learn about color, primary, secondary and hues.  Painting with a variety of paint including water color, tempura, oil, acrylic as well as different paper, surfaces and textures.  Along with the work in the Montessori classroom, the children ages 4 and up begin to see projects through from beginning to end.  They begin to think about what they wish to create and see it through.

visual art at msosv

Kindergarten and 1st grade students take their drawing skills to a new personal level. Through individual guidance and encouragement, they learn how to use the “language” of art to express their thoughts and ideas more clearly. Confidence continues to grow as they experiment with colors and shapes using 2- and 3-dimensional media.

As these children grow older, abil­ity to con­cen­trate becomes stronger; and the com­plex­ity and the dura­tion of the art lessons increase. They continue to learn about color, primary, secondary and hues.  Painting with a variety of paint including water color, tempura, oil, acrylic as well as different paper, surfaces and textures.  Along with the work in the Montessori classroom, they begin to see projects through from beginning to end.  They begin to think about what they wish to create, make a plan and see it through.