Art and Art Appreciation
The Hilltop Art and Art Appreciation program is designed to celebrate the creative process of each child on the intellectual, emotional, and social level through art participation and appreciation. Children in Preschool through Grade 8 participate in the Art and Art Appreciation program. Hilltop students enjoy a well-stocked studio with floor easels and worktables. Ceramic pieces are fired on site in our kiln.
Hilltop’s art program encourages the development of the student’s enthusiasm for art in all forms as well as an understanding of the inherent subjectivity of art. Students learn the Elements of Style (Line, Color, Shape, Texture, and Space) as the vocabulary for all art. The student is shown a view of life and history through art expression by learning to critically look at classic pieces of art. Students are encouraged to interpret their world through multiple perspectives. Students realize that art communicates across cultures without words or language. Art tells a story.
Our program has a special focus on the art of observation and drawing. The student is introduced to the idea of going through life looking at the world around them while being mindful of what they are seeing. Through observation and experimentation with a wide array of materials, students are encouraged to seek multiple solutions to problem solve.
Children have the opportunity to experience creating artwork with many different art materials including paint, paper, clay, wire, fiber, and glass. Two and three dimensional work is encouraged. Completed work is presented and displayed throughout our school.