Fine arts instruction is valued and celebrated at OLPH School! Mrs. Rhonda Cynkar provides art instruction for students from Pre-K through 8th grades.
Pre-K students enjoy art instruction every other week while the remaining grades receive instruction once a week.
OLPH School's youngest students explore using safe and user-friendly artists materials while discovering making art is fun.
Kindergarten students are introduced to various artist materials while learning appropriate ways to work with them in order to have a positive first-time art experience.
Line, shape, color, and texture are explored in First Grade. Students are encouraged to use their imagination and express creativity and highlight their individuality.
Second grade students enjoy creating drawings and paintings using a wide variety of mediums and techniques. They are encouraged to respect the originality of their own artwork while showing appreciation for the artwork of others.
Paintings are emphasized throughout the school year for third graders as they learn about and explore famous artists lives during this year coined, "All about the Artist". Students develop an appreciation for art through a variety of projects and exercises.
A variety of projects focus on elements of design, line, color, shape texture, pattern and repetition in fourth grade. Students utilize a multitude medium types to create their own personal masterpieces. Art history is incorporated into lessons as well.
It's an exciting year for fifth grade student artists as they receive sketchbooks! Perspective, linear, cartooning, and 3-dimensional forms are just a few the exciting concepts that are introduced. Fifth graders also continue to have fun painting, sketching, and exploring technology as an art medium.
Sixth grade art instruction compliments the students other subjects in an effort to explore the relationship between the visual arts and mathematics. Printmaking, sculpture, and a variety of paintings are highlighted throughout the school year.
Long-term projects that utilize mastered concepts involving different mediums, techniques, and processes are created throughout the seventh grade year. Students continue to examine the important relationship between religious theme and the visual arts.
"Introducing the Artists" is an eighth grade research project that integrates Language Arts, Computer, and the Visual Arts. Finished projects are displayed at the end of the year during eighth grade graduation festivities.