St. Thomas More Cathedral School believes that teaching Fine Art provides a variety of benefits for its students.
- Allows children to explore and nurture their God-given abilities.
- Establishes a context for critical and creative thinking.
- Provides a means to communicate feelings and ideas through the production of art.
- Is delivered sequentially to establish a foundation for students to acquire knowledge and skills.
- Includes opportunities for students to view, discuss, analyze and critique art.
- Enables children to learn about the cultural, social and historic context of art.
- Provides students with the opportunities to develop a level of technical mastery and control over materials by using the elements of art and the principles of design.
The core Elements of Art are: line, color, shape, form, space, texture, and value which are organized according to the Principles of Design: balance, contrast, pattern, unity, rhythm, movement, and emphasis. Together the elements and principles constitute the formal structures of art. These structures are used by beginning, intermediate and advanced artists according to their developing skill level. Students learn about the elements of art and the principles of design, as it pertains to Art Movements and Artists involved in these movements.
Mrs. Debora Lockwood
BA, Theology, Catholic Distance UniversityExperience
Teacher, St. Thomas More Cathedral School, Arlington, VA
Teacher, St. Veronica School, Chantilly, VA3
“Let my future be as God wants it. I leave it in the hands of Him who cannot operate but for the good of all. ”Blessed Giovanni