ART: the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance.
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Art Outline

Art Education at Saint Philip and James School is based on the four New York State Standards For The Arts

Standard 1-Creating, Performing, and Participating in The Arts

Standard 2-Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

Standard 3-Responding To and Analyzing Works of Art

Standard 4-Understanding  the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of The Arts

Pre Kinder-Third Grade Art Techniques & Subjects

Line Drawings/Directed Line Instruction * Cutting and Pasting * Primary and Secondary Colors (painting and/or collage) *Free Expression Watercolor Introduction (increases in difficulty with grade levels) *Drawing/Rendering with Oil pastel, Crayon or Chalk *Painted Paper (mixing paint and experimenting with textures)* Creating Art with Shapes* Introduction to Art History*Students will create Holiday and Seasonal projects

Fourth-Eighth Grade Art Techniques & Subjects

Drawing/Line Drawing Lessons* Watercolor Techniques (resist, salt, lifting, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry) *Paper Cutting and Collage* Art History (Artist, Culture)* Oil Pastel Lesson* Portraits *Perspective Drawing/Architectural Drawing* Mosaic* Students will create Holiday and Seasonal projects

 The Art History component of our Art Class consists of Artist Biographies, Virtual Museum Tours and interactive Art websites. The use of technology is intergraded as often as possible .

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 Student Exhibits 

Each year SSPJ has number of our students artists participate many out of school exhibitions. Our school participates in Colors of Long Island Student Exhibition at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook each year as well as The Diocesan Saints Art Exhibit at St. Martin de Porres School in Uniondale. Below are some pictures from past exhibits.




Two of our former 8th graders, Marilyn and Grace also have had work on display at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. 



Danny, a former student, was chosen to have his art work exhibited in the student exhibition at the Mills Pond House Gallery in St. James last year while an 8th grade student at SSPJ. The exhibit celebrated the 350th Anniversary of Smithtown. Students from all over Smithtown were asked to represent a historic site in the medium of their choice.  His photograph of the St.James Train Station won first prize for photography!!!!. We are very proud of his work!!! Congratulations!!!

Check out these interesting, interactive and FUN Museum and Art Websites!!!!

Destination Modern Art: MoMA

Art Safari: MoMA

National Gallery of Art Kids Zone

Mills Pond House

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Class Profile

Subject: Art
Grade(s): PK, K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8