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Visual Arts

Hurlbutt Elementary School Visual Art

The Hurlbutt Elementary Visual Art Program enables students to express their creativity, originality, and develops problem solving skills, essential to their educational experience. Students learn how to utilize various art materials and mediums to challenge and encourage their expressive ideas.

In grades K-2, Hurlbutt Elementary Students:

Experiment with art materials and techniques while learning about and using art tools in a safe, responsible manner.

Introduction to the elements of art: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, and Form.

Students have fun learning about different artistic styles, artists, and cultures.

Students are introduced to composition creating a variety of 2 dimensional art techniques including; collage, mixed media, perspective and fiber art.

Students are introduced to painting using watercolor techniques, tempera painting including color theory, mixing and creating texture.

Explore Form by creating sculpture using clay, paper, wood, and materials.

Through exploration, discovery and creativity students will understand the terminology of a still-life, portrait, landscape, and sculpture.

Students have the opportunity to be creative and unique in order to communicate their own original ideas.


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HES Visual Art Faculty

Linda Kanuch

HES Distance Learning Gallery 2020

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WPS Visual Arts

Weston School District Visual Arts Philosophy:

Artistic creation and appreciation are fundamental to the human experience. Education in the visual arts fosters an integrated mode of experience, which leads to both retention and comprehension of knowledge.

Critical thinking and intuition stimulate experimentation and risk-taking, fundamental components of creativity and problem solving.

The arts are a universal human phenomenon and a valuable means of communication.  Involvement in them, both as participant and observer, promotes a deeper understanding and acceptance of the similarities and differences among races, religions and cultures.

Weston Schools is committed to providing a challenging, nurturing environment for our students.  Through the alignment of the Visual Arts Curriculum to State and National Standards, the dedication of our resources to rigorous student learning and the implementation of innovative and proven instructional strategies, the Visual Arts Program in Weston Schools fosters students mastery in the arts.

Visual Arts Curriculum Objectives:

The Weston Public Schools Visual Art curriculum strives to provide a wide range of visual arts experiences that will encourage artistic growth and appreciation of the arts as well as creative and critical thinking and analytical skills.

Components of the Curriculum:

  • Creating: conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work
  • Presenting: interpreting, sharing, realizing and presenting artistic ideas and work
  • Responding: understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
  • Connecting: relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context. 


WPS Visual Art Links

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Weston Visual Art Faculty

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  • Gina Arena, WHS Art
  • Geoffrey Brencher, WHS Art
  • Cadence Carroll, WIS Art
  • K-12 Visual Art CIL
  • Linda Kanuch, HES Art
  • Kate O'Keefe, WHS Art
  • Mary Reamer, WMS Art
  • Carla Volpe, WHS, WMS Art


Student Art Work